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Snake Catching Stick - Wood, circa 1920 Object Reg. No: HT 2827

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.
Wooden rod with wooden handle jutting at right angles, and metal trigger. metal rod spring tensioned running along handle. Handle end has trigger release mechanism. Catching end has jaws made of looped metal which snap shut.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 170 mm (Height), 1800 mm (Length)

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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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