Fwd: museum

From:"Dr. Ian Montgomery"

        Quality stuff, the 1212 I use, on a daily basis, was bought in the late 1950's and it's as good as new. Keep it clean, a wee bit of oil on the bearings and it will last for ever. My base-sledge was made by the MSE company in London as part of WWII  reparations and again it's like new.
        I realize that hospital labs work to a different agenda where speed and ease are important but for research labs, well, the basic technology hasn't changed so why stop using an instrument that produces perfect sections.
        Alright, I know I'm sad, but I keep a Cambridge rocker ready just in case and if that fails, pith and a razor blade are within easy reach.

Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 15:54:58 -0700
From: Donna Carlton <DCarlton@samhealth.org>
Subject: museum
To: "'HistoNet'" <HistoNet@pathology.swmed.edu>

I have a Leitz Wetzlar type 1212 rotary microtome.  I have never seen of
this model.  A hospital in Lincoln City Oregon asked me if I could use a
microtome and I said yes.  I had no idea it was this old.  I have been in
the field for over 25 years and I have never seen this model.  Does anyone
out there have any idea how old it might be?

Donna L. Carlton HT(ASCP)
Good Sam Corvallis, OR:-)

Dr. Ian Montgomery,
Microscopy Service Unit,
Graham Kerr Building,
Institute of Biological & Life Sciences,
University of Glasgow,
G12 8QQ.
Tel: 0141 332 8855 Extn.6644.
e-mail: ian.montgomery@bio.gla.ac.uk

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