Re: Parts for Microtome

From:"R.Wadley" <>

	Dear Beth,

	A quick fix for your problem is to use a rubber wedge, these are sold in
hardware stores (at least in Oz) for the purposes of keeping doors open.
Alternatively, you could make a wedge from a suitably sized pencil eraser.
The eraser idea might be better, its softer so it will jam the wheel in
position without causing stresses that might upset the bearings.


	Rob W.

At 15:46 12/12/2000 -0600, you wrote:
>Dear Histonetters,
>We have a Reichert-Jung Biocut 1130 microtome.  We are looking for a lock
>for the handwheel.  Because of its old design, the balance in the wheel (if
>not in the exact position) will make the block holder fall down, thus
>cutting off digits.  Does anyone have any ideas as to where we might be able
>to find a lock for this wheel?  Any suggestions are appreciated.
>Beth Poole

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