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Rocking Microtome, by Cambridge Scientific Instrument Co., English, 1893

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Inventory Number: 91777
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1937-31
Brief Description: This was a very successful design of microtome. The specimen is mounted on a paraffin wax block at one end of the lever that activates the pass across the knife. The advance is achieved mechanically by a screww acting at one end of a second lever that carries the mounting for the first one. The cutting blade is a cut-thrat razor. The design was introduced in 1885 by Horace Darwin, and this is an example of the original form, which was modified in 1900.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed on a brass plaque: "CAMBRIDGE SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT COMPANY 1893".
Provenance: Presented by Dr. E. G. T. Liddell in 1937. Previously used by his father, John Liddell, M.D., of Harrogate.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Iron
Steel
string
Wood
wax
copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
335 175 310 mm

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