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Colorimeter - Hellige, F & Co, circa 1914 Object Reg. No: SH 850532

Colorimeter - Hellige, F & Co, circa 1914, Australian distributor H.B. Selby & Co. Ltd., Melbourne & Sydney. Used for testing blood and urine in the laboratory at Mont Park Mental Hospital, a psychiatric hospital in Victoria Australia
Emersion-type colorimeter, for analysing blood etc. by colour comparison. Flat, hollow-centred, square, cast-iron base with tall, steel plate up-right rising from back of it. Upright is stepped inward slightly, halfway up and has a shallow "roof" at the top. Above is a microscope-type viewing-piece mounted on a flat-sided cone shape. Colorimeter has an upright wooden box with door in front. It has brass hinges, keyhole (key missing) and carrying handle on top. The eye-piece has a leather covered, velvet-lined cap. There is a separate, black-painted, 3 sided tin guard to clamp in front of the cups and plungers. (Further description on Accession Sheet).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 48.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 17.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, medical diagnostic tests, blood analysis, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Psychiatric Services Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: equipment
Manufacturer: F. Hellige & Co., Freiburg, Germany, Circa 1914
Distributor: H.B. Selby & Co. Ltd., Freiburg, Germany, Circa 1914
Place & Date Used: Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum), Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, Circa 1914
References: Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd. 1938 Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances. Melbourne. Card with exhibit.

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