RE: cryostat problems

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From:Ian Montgomery <> (by way of histonet)
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	Buy Bright cryostats, British engineering at its best. You know it

>Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2000 07:24:47 -0500
>From: "Weems, Joyce" <>
>Subject: RE: cryostat problems
>To: "'Montina Van Meter'" <>,
>I think this is a genetic defect of this instrument. We have had two
>compressors replaced on ours - one in warranty and one since then!
>Joyce Weems
>Pathology Manager
>Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
>	-----Original Message-----
>	From:	Montina Van Meter []
>	Sent:	Wednesday, January 12, 2000 4:48 PM
>	To:
>	Subject:	cryostat problems
>	Dear Histonetters:
>		I purchased a Microm HM500 cryostat 26 months ago, that
>until recently,
>	worked just fine.  I returned from the holidays and the compressor
>	fried!  I was a little miffed that an expensive piece of equipment
>	break down so soon.  I also have learned that two other labs in our
>	department have replaced 2 compressors each in a span of six years!
>	also have the same type of cryostat)  Has anyone else had problems
>	this cryostat or is this a common problem with all makes and models?
>	would appreciate all responses on this matter.  I'm concerned that
>we will
>	have to shell out $2000.00 every couple of years for compressors!
>	Richard Allan Scientific doesn't oficially take over until Feb. 1,
>so I
>	have to pay Zeiss for the "upgrade kit" and have a repair service
>	it.  By the way, this is the seventh Microm compressor job they've
>	If you prefer, you can email me directly.  Thanks in advance.
>	Tina Van Meter, HT
>	Neuroscience Dept.
>	The Ohio State University
>	Columbus, Ohio  43210

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