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Rotary Microtome, and Photograph, by Spencer Lens Co., Buffalo, NY, c. 1917

Inventory Number: 86716
Object Type:
Place Created: Buffalo New York USA North America
Accession Number: 1979-30
Brief Description: Rotary Microtome, used to cut thin slices of material (sections), for use with microscopes. There is a clamp to fix the blade in a horizontal position with the sharp edge facing upwards. Above this, there is a metal sample holder with a polished metal back. There is a screw which is held against the back of the sample holder which is attached to a cog with a handle. There is a moveable cam which can be set to the thickness required. The sample holder is moved up and down on arms which are operated by the larger wheel. The larger wheel can be fixed in place by a screw which goes through the main body of the instrument.
Primary Inscriptions: "Spencer Lens Co. / Buffalo. N.Y."
Provenance: Transferred from the Physiology Laboratory, Oxford, in 1979.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Fe alloy
white metal
Cu alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 275 310 mm


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