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Filter Candle - Doultan, Porcelain, circa 1900 Object Reg. No: HT 2882

Porcelain filter candle, c1900, invented by Pasteur's colleague Chamberland. Used for filtering bacteria from fluids. Superseded by membrane filtration. Photos available showing use in "Committed to Saving Lives" by A Brogan. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. Manufactured by Doultan
Candle-shaped porcelain cylinder, with wider collar of glazed porcelain at one end.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 4.00 cm (Width), 24.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: filtration, 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
Inscriptions: Text around top: "Doultan filter/Pasteur System/Made in England"
Inventor: Doulton, Chamberland, England, Great Britain
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1900

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