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Leitz Illuminator - Microscope, pre 1914 Object Reg. No: HT 2856

Summary:
E Leitz illuminator for use with microscope. Light is passed through a globular glass flask filled with a coloured solution. This process removes heat from the light beam, and alters the wavelength of light for improved contrast imaging of specimen. Pre 1914. Used by the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Parkville.
Description:
Adjustable black two-legged stand supports electric light globe housing. Hood positioned in front of glove supports globular glass flask.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 27.50 cm (Height), 12.00 cm (Width), 31.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: laboratory apparatus equipment, light filters, microscope illuminators
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Inscriptions: On flask: BUCHI/SWITZERLAND/ DURAN/ SCHOTT/ MAINZ/ JENA TM GLASS 250ml
Manufacturer: Schott, West Germany
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, pre 1914

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