RE: sliding vs sledge

From:"Bright, Alan"

RE: sliding vs sledge

Dear Histoman,

The knife Moves on the sliding microtome  and the specimen moves on a sledge microtome to section.

The sledge microtome is able to section larger and hard specimens.

Best regards

Alan Bright

Bright Instrument Co. Ltd.
St. Margaret's Way
PE29 6EU

Tel: +44(0) 1480 454528/451980/451499
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-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 13 May 2003 13:26
Subject: sliding vs sledge

I would like to take a survey.

What is the difference between a sliding microtome and a sledge microtome ?

Does one move the knife and the other move the specimen ?

What is the advantage to a sliding over a sledge or vice versa ?

Does anyone use either one or the other on a regular basis ?

Thanks !

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