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Comparator - Hellige F & Co, circa 1914 Object Reg. No: SH 850062

Early comparator, made by Hellige, F. & Co Germany, circa 1914. Used for colourimetric chemical analysis in the laboratory at Mont Park Mental Hospital, a menatl health hospital in Victoria Australia. It could be used for the chemical analysis of urine and serum. It is an example of laboratory equipment used in a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia.
Comparator is a small black steel box with a flat-sided cone-shaped viewer sticking out of the front. Eyehole is framed by a round, push-on lid with lens and oval aperture. The whole front wall opens on a hinge, revealing an inner wall with 2 round holes. The back has a large hole, filled by a square, white, glass slide. The top is open and the inside is a 3 layered grillework to hold test tubes in place. There are 2 square tubes. Threaded hole in the base would once have been attached to a stand. The two glass test tubes are broken.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mont Park Mental Hospital (Asylum)
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 11.00 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Width), 11.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: hospitals, mental health, mental health institutions, psychiatric services, making history - psych services
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Mental Health - Clinical
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Inscriptions: Text: 58199/HELLIGE/FREIBURG.
Manufacturer: F. Hellige & Co., Freiburg, Germany, circa 1914
Place & Date Used: Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, circa 1930
References: Felton,Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd. 1938 Catalgoue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances.Melbourne 1938.Card with exhibit. Oral history, Dr

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