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Blowpipe - Brass, circa 1940 Object Reg. No: HT 2790

Blowpipes with compressed air were used for sealing ampoules and tubes of smallpox vaccine. Preindustrial manufacture. Blowpipes (gas/compressed air) were used in many departments at CSL for sealing ampoules and capillary tubes of smallpox vaccine. Heatproof mats were used to protect benches. About 1940. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited , Parkville, Victoria.
Horseshoe shaped base. Black wit two uprights supporting a horizontal brass rod. Attached to rod are two inlets (marked 'air' and 'gas') and an outlet.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 17.00 cm (Height), 13.00 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: laboratory apparatus, smallpox
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Date Made: circa 1940
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940

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