Re: Museum of Histotechnology?

From:Connie McManus

A museum of histoltechnology is a great idea.  we have in our store room an
ancient (i.e.  1940's vintage) sledge microtome and a regular microtome,
the knives that go with it, the sharpeners, etc. and other very old
equipment. why we have moved these ancient things from the old building
into this one I don't know... I wasnt' working here at the time *g*  Our
cryostats are also pretty vintaged out equipment... probably early '70s
Photos might be kind of fun, I can't donate anything (University property).
 Also, in my possession at home, I have an AO light microscope (monocular)
that I suspect is a late 40's, to 50's vintage. 

EEEEEK! this is getting scarie!  it was in the early 70's that I was
trained and got my ASCP registry!!! 

just a thought.

connie mcmanus

At 02:02 PM 8/20/01 -0400, wrote:
>Is there such a thing as a museum of Histotechnology somewhere in the
World or here in the States? The basic technique of sectioning and staining
has not changed much, but equipment and methods have. It would be nice to
know some of these old pieces of equipment and other items related to
histotechnology were being saved for posterity. Items that come to mind are
Histokinette tissue processors, Freezing microtomes with carbon dioxide
cylinders, and the early immunohistochemistry kits from Dako and Immulok
that came out in the early 70's.
>I know the AFIP museum has some items but I don't know of any where else.
>Mike Titford
>USA Pathology
> tissue processors, freezing microtomes with carbon dioxide cylinders 

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