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Filter Candle - Sintered Glass Pyrex, circa 1950 Object Reg. No: HT 2870

Sintered glass filter candle - ultrafine porosity. Capable of filtering bacteria from fluids. Coarser grades are available - fine and ultrafine sintered glass could also be coated with collodion for ultrafiltration, as is seen with unglazed porcelain candles. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. About 1950s.
Tube-shaped glass jacket with protrusion at one end and silver attachment at other. Attachment has 3 wingnuts holding 2 plates together with white rubber tubes protruding from black stopper inserted into glass cavity. Another glass tube with a white coating top to bottom sits inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13.00 cm (Width), 35.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: filtration, glass products, laboratory apparatus
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
Place Made: Chamberland, England, Great Britain
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1950

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