Re: Museum of Histotechnology?
At 03:38 PM 8/21/01 -0500, Rose Richardson wrote:
>Don't feel bad, we have about six of the old 1940 vintage black AO
>microtomes( boat anchors) that were in use as late as 1986. I know, I was
Boat anchors????? wow, now that's a novel use for them! *gg*
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Connie McManus
>Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 12:10 PM
>Subject: Re: Museum of Histotechnology?
>> A museum of histoltechnology is a great idea. we have in our store room
>> 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
>> 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, MTitford@aol.com 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> >AL USA
>> > tissue processors, freezing microtomes with carbon dioxide cylinders
>> Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
>> Utah State University
>> Logan, UT
>> (435) 797-1891
>> fax (435) 797-2805
Veterinary Diagnostics Lab
Utah State University
fax (435) 797-2805
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