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Filter Candle - Doultan, Porcelain, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: HT 3229

Summary:
Porcelain filter candle in metal frame, invented by Pasteur's colleague Chamberland. Used for filtering bacteria from fluids. Superseded by membrane filtration. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.
Description:
Candle-shaped porcelain cylinder in metal frame consisting of metal discs at either end linked by four slender rods. A hook projects from one end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 5.60 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: filtration, laboratory apparatus equipment
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
Inventor: Doulton, Chamberland, England, Great Britain
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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