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Centrifuge - Bench, Water Driven, Maw Son & Sons, circa 1910 Object Reg. No: HT 2821

Summary:
Water-driven bench centrifuge. From era before electric centrifuges. This type was widely used at CSL. Photographs show that centrifuges were positioned next to sinks. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd., Parkville, Victoria. c1910.
Description:
Cylindrical metal stand with metal water intle pipe and outlet pipes, vertical arm wupports cylindrical metal appartus at side and extends over top of main body to support central axis spindle. Disc-shaped plate supports 4 hinged metal tubes for test tubes.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 38.00 cm (Height), 35.00 cm (Width), 35.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: centrifuges, laboratory apparatus, water
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
Inscriptions: MAW. SON & SONS LTD
Manufacturer: Maw, Son & Sons Ltd, circa 1910
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1910

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