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Roux Bottle - Glass, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 2829

Summary:
Glass roux bottle designed to lie on its side, used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.
From 1943 til the 1950's hundreds or thousands were used to grow the penicillin mould in liquid medium. Handling so many bottles was extremely labour intensive.
Description:
Oblong clear glass bottle with rounded corners. Designed to lie on side. Press moulded.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5.50 cm (Height), 11.50 cm (Width), 27.20 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bottles, glassware, laboratory apparatus, penicillin
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: on base: AGM F1244M 624
on bottom edge of side: 3
Manufacturer: Australian Glass Manufacturers Co Ltd (AGM), Spotswood, Victoria, Australia
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Spotswood, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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