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Ampoule - Glass, Freeze Drying, circa 1940s Object Reg. No: HT 3478

Summary:
Glass ampoule used for freeze drying solutions. Vast numbers of these ampoules were used for drying penicillin under vacuum for storage. They were sealed by flaming the neck while vacuum connected. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. Possibly manufactured by Australian Glass.
Description:
Cylindrical glass chamber with thin glass tube leading to opening.
Statement Of Significance:
An early example of glassware used for the storage of penicillin manufactured at CSL
Acquisition Information:
Donation from CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 3.00 cm (Width), 23.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: glassware, laboratory apparatus, manufacturing, penicillin
Themes this item is part of: Medicine in Society Collection, Science & Measurement Collection, CSL (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories) Collection
Primary Classification: MEDICINE & HEALTH
Secondary Classification: Medical Research
Tertiary Classification: laboratory equipment
Manufacturer: Australian Glass Manufacturers Co Ltd (AGM), Australia, circa 1940
User: CSL Ltd (Commonwealth Serum Laboratories), Parkville, Victoria, Australia, circa 1940

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