RE: Leitz 1512 knifeholder

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From:"Tarpley, John" <> (by way of histonet)
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Yes, it's an excellent holder. It's very reliable since it does not contain
springs or other moving parts. It simply relies on the clamping pressure of
the microtome clamping screws. It is specific to the type of microtome so it
may not be available for all types of microtomes. I've used one for several
years. In fact, I have one of the original prototypes that's still in
service. Klaus originally worked for the Leitz factory before coming to the
US and locating his microtome repair business in Atlanta.

John Tarpley 15-2-B
Specialist Image Analysis & Immunohistochemistry
Amgen Inc.
One Amgen Center Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA  91320

Views expressed are mine alone and do not represent the views of my employer

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> From: 	Gayle Callis[]
> Sent: 	Monday, October 26, 1998 1:14 PM
> To:
> Subject: 	Leitz 1512 knifeholder
> Joyce Weems put out info on the Klaus Dern knifeholder, it is creme de
> la creme, can be autoclaved (for those who use it in a cryostat), and
> extremely sturdy. He makes them for other microtomes, not just the
> Leitz/Leicas.  It is called the K-D knifeholder.  If John Tarpley
> is listening in, he will attest to the quality of this holder.
> Nice to know he is still in business.
> Gayle Callis

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