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Snake Catching Stick - Wood, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: HT 2826

Summary:
Snake catching stick, c1920. Snake catching sticks were used by CSL for safely gripping snake at back of head to catch it for milking venom. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd., Parkville, Victoria.
Description:
cylindrical timber with metal rod running along side, passing through metal eyelets. Catching end of rod curves into a hook fitting through jaw-like supports. At handle end, metal rod ends in a loop. Loop end is pulled to retract hook and capture snake.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: anti-venoms, laboratory apparatus, snakes
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
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

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