Cassette tags

From:Laurie Colbert <>

I am curious to find out if there are many people out there who are
using the number tags to put the accession number on blocks.  We are
using them here, and we find them a real pain.  It is harder to embed
because you have to set the tag in just the right position so that it
doesn't sink into the melted paraffin in the block.  Often, the paraffin
build-up where the tag sits on the edge of the cassette edge is too
thick, so that when we go to cut the block it will not fit into the
block holder properly.  Then we either have to sit the block on our hot
plate to melt the paraffin or cut the very edges of the tags.  It is
also a pain to file and retrieve blocks because you cannot see the

We are going to experiment with putting the tag on the area of the block
where you write the number, but I am afraid the tags are going to fall

I would appreciate any ideas, suggestions, and/or comments from others
who are using the tags.

Laurie Colbert
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena, CA

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