Re: [Histonet] Old Microtome.........knives

From:"Bryan Hewlett"


Ahh, Cambridge rockers, simple but potentially dangerous piece of kit.
We used piano wire not twine!
The creamy coloured stone sounds like an 'Arkansaw' stone, and that's PAWL 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Edmondson David (RBV) NHS Christie Tr" 

To: "Luck, Greg D." ; 

Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 12:23 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Old Microtome.........knives

In the context of limited availability of servicing, I wonder at
Cambridge rockers,  they were not so flash but the worst servicing was a
new piece of twine and a spring.
The only rocker I know of, left over, came from a cryostat set up and
has a limited cutting stroke.
If anyone wants a collection of Heiffer knives and various grades of
Alumina then please to ask.  They have not rusted away in spite of
twenty years and more in sheds.
Also have a couple of regular stones and a rather long one.    What is
the smooth creamy coloured sharpening stone called, is it from somewhere
like Kansas?   And "Paul springs", that control the cam that engages in
the ratchet advance.

Manchester UK

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Luck,
Greg D.
Sent: 09 June 2006 22:44
Subject: [Histonet] Old Microtome

Hello All,

A group of physicians and technicians are going on a mission trip to a
country in Africa in September.  They approached me about acquiring an
old unused microtome for them to take with them as there is no access to
histology services where they are going.  They have all the other
equipment they need for histology services.  If anyone has a microtome
(functional not fancy) they would be willing to donate to this
worthwhile mission I would be more than happy to pay for and facilitate
the shipping of the microtome to them.

Thanks, Greg

Greg Luck
Anatomic Path Spvr
Deaconess Med Cntr
800 W. 5th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
Offc 509.473.7077
Fax 509.473.7133 

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