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Blowpipe - Brass, circa 1940s Reg. No: HT 2852
- 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 1940s. 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
|Dimensions:||16.00 cm (Height), 14.30 cm (Width), 18.00 cm (Length)|
|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|
|Inscriptions:||Text: COMPOUND BLOW PIPE/AIR GAS.|
|Date Made:||circa 1940s|
|User:||CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940|