Microtome

University College

Accession Number: 2009.uc.16

Instrument Name: Microtome

Description:

Wooden box with purple velvet padding on interior for instrument parts. Steel knife with bend at joint between handle and blade (placed in interior of box-lid). Additional brass cylinder located in box, Microtome: brass cylinder, holding wax, in a brass clamp on a pivot, attached to an adjustable mount; brass dial marked in degrees, labelled “C. ZEISS JENA”; mechanism on back to hold knife on a sliding track. Accession number tags in the box read “C16″ and “Mrs Solandt”.

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16 x 20.5 x 15.5 cm (box), 13 x 17.5 x 15 cm (microtome)

Function: Used to obtain thin slices of matter

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Donated to UTSIC: No

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