993.980.1: Centrifuge, 1901-1950

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993.980.1: Centrifuge. Hand-driven mechanical centrifuge with inbuilt table clamp
Image No. 1216 Hand-driven mechanical centrifuge with inbuilt table clamp; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Hand-driven mechanical centrifuge with inbuilt table clamp, removable tube rotation top with 2 aluminium tube holders and graduated tapered glass tubes, 10cc. Spare rotation top and tube holder. Spare rotation top and 2 tube holders have 'MADE IN GERMANY' stamped into surface.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.980.1
Collection: Diagnostic, Laboratory
Date: 1901-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 35 cm
  • Width: 14 cm
  • Depth: 14.5 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Centrifuge stand and inbuilt clamp, painted black with gold coloured decoration
  • b) Handle
  • c) Tube rotation top
  • d) Tube rotation top
  • e) Tube holder
  • f) Tube holder
  • g) Tube holder
  • h) Graduated 10cc tube
  • i) Graduated 10cc tube

Object Materials

  • aluminium,
  • cast iron,
  • glass,
  • nickel plate,
  • paint,
  • plating,
  • steel,
  • wood

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Dr. Vera Markham
  • History of Use: Dr. Vera Markham was with the Indian Health Service, retired in 1958.