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Leitz Arc Lamp - Microscope, 1912 Object Reg. No: HT 3333

Leitz arc lamp for microscope: for use when special coloured filtration was necessary or for photomicography when ordinary illuminators were too weak or unsuitable. Ran off a 6 Volt battery. Made by Ernst Leitz c1912. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited , Parkville, Victoria.
Black oblong body with red circular knob, and moving carriages at top and side of body. Body contains moving parts including chain and cogs. Cylindrical component protrudes from top, hinged at one end, with a circular clear glass lens at top and a circular glass window in side.
Statement Of Significance:
An example of microscope accessories from early 20th century. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 8.00 cm (Height), 17.30 cm (Width), 18.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: lights, microscope accessories
Themes this item is part of: Psychiatric Institutions of the Past, Medicine in Society Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Inscriptions: Label: Ernst Leitz/Wetzlar.
Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), circa 1912

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