RE: looking for old/antique histology instruments

From:"Morken, Tim" <>

Have you tried Ebay? There was even an electron microscope for sale a couple
weeks ago - it sold for $500!

Tim Morken

-----Original Message-----
From: Komuves, Laszlo []
Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2000 3:35 PM
To: Histonet
Subject: RE: looking for old/antique histology instruments

Dear Histonetters,
As a person who does microscopy/histology not only for living but for the
love of it, I admire all the skilled craftsmanship it goes/went into
manufacturing scientific equipment. I myself have a small collection of old
40-120 year old microscopes and as I was recently surfing the WEB to expand
my collection suddenly remembered the old sledge-type sliding microtome I
first used to cut paraffin sections. It was probably about 50 year old when
I used it (hate to admit it was 25 some years ago), had wonderful machining,
oily surfaces, gears, black enamel, brass wheels, clicked etc. Anyway, I
would like to buy an old microtome (hopefully in working conditions and in
great shape.
If any of you have one or know dealers/collectors of old histology
equipment, please help me to get in touch with them.
Laszlo Komuves


László G. Kömüves, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist, Histology
COR Therapeutics, Inc.
256 East Grand Avenue
South San Francisco CA 94080

Phone: (650) 244-6855,  Fax: (650) 244-9270

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