Re: Hi/low profile blades

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From:"Alan Bright" <>
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Date:Mon, 11 Oct 1999 14:51:33 +0100
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Dear Dawn,

I cannot see the point of keeping spare disposable blades in the
cryochamber, as when they are placed into the blade holder they take less
than 30 secs. to reach sectioning temperature. Plus the fact as a pack of
blades are already very expensive, and to have this modified for cryowork
which would be very simple, would only give an excuse to charge more.

Best Regards

Alan Bright

Bright Instrument Co.Ltd.
St Margarets Way
PE18 6EB

Tel No:+44 (0)1480 454528
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-----Original Message-----
From: <>
To: <>;
Date: Monday, October 11, 1999 01:35
Subject: Re: Hi/low profile blades

>In a message dated 10/10/1999 9:51:27 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> writes:
><<  Not surprisingly a lot of people chose thicker, high profiles blades
> cryostat sectioning and thinner low profile blades for sectioning at 3 or
> micrometers. >>
>And another thing....
>Why doesnt someone make a blade that is in a cryo-proof dispenser?  The
>blades have a fine coating of oil and if left in the cryostat (like a good
>tech should, always prepared with an extra blade, ) the oil  freezes and is
>hard to get out of the box.
>Dawn Truscott

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