RE: Need TIMER information

From:Vinnie Della Speranza

If this is correct, this is MOST unfortunate. Manufacturers and distributors, are you listening??
years ago I had a hearing impaired histotech who could only do stains with a timer that gave a distinct VISUAL cue to enable her to know the time had elapsed. The fancy electronic timers with distinctive tones will simply NOT be useful for handicapped individuals.

Vinnie Della Speranza
Manager for Anatomic Pathology Services
Medical University of South Carolina
165 Ashley Avenue  Suite 309
Charleston, SC 29425
Ph: 843-792-6353
fax: 843-792-8974

>>> "Weems, Joyce"  11/02/01 08:33AM >>>
I am told they are not manufactured any more. :>
Joyce Weems
Pathology Manager
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

 -----Original Message-----
 From: Lee & Peggy Wenk [] 
 Sent: Friday, November 02, 2001 5:18 AM
 To: Histonet
 Subject: Need TIMER information

 Histonetters and Vendors -

 I need help finding the type of lab timers we like to use.
 Can't seem to find them in any catalog.

 They are a tan/gray, that wind up in the back.
 It is NOT electronic. It is NOT an egg timer
 type from then kitchen.

 There are two "hands", the longer one for the 
 1 minute interval, the shorter one for the 10
 minute interval. 

 It could be set for anywhere from 15 seconds to
 120 minutes by turning the two hands around
 and around the face of the "dial".

 There is a handle on the right side in back, which
 is pulled down to set the timer. It makes a loud 
 obnoxious ringing sounding when time is up.

 There are no makings on the timers to indicate
 who makes them, or the name of this item, or an
 item number.

 And I can't seem to find them in my catalogs.
 And yet I ordered some about 5 years ago from
 a histology catalog. Hopefully, they are still being
 made, and the problem is that I just haven't
 opened the right catalog yet.

 Any and all help from this group is, as always,

 Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
 William Beaumont Hospital
 Royal Oak, MI 48073

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