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clinical centrifuge

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Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997005001
Description
Clinical centrifuge, which consists of a hollow rounded bowl-like container on top of a rounded base that contains a motor; the top of the centrifuge is open and covered with a round metal lid that is hinged at the back and has a round plastic knob at the front; the inside bottom of the centrifuge…
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Accession Number
997005001
Collection
Rudy Gervais, Kingston General Hospital Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Centrifugation -- instrumentation
Chemistry
Description
Clinical centrifuge, which consists of a hollow rounded bowl-like container on top of a rounded
base that contains a motor; the top of the centrifuge is open and covered with a round metal lid
that is hinged at the back and has a round plastic knob at the front; the inside bottom of the centrifuge
has a rounded motor piece sticking up; the outside front of the base has an on/off switch
that moves right and left; the side of the base has a three-prong electric cord coming out from it;
the bottom of the base has three round rubber feet
Number Of Parts
1
Maker
International Equipment Co.
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Material
metal: dark grey
paint: grey; white
rubber: black
plastic: black
Inscriptions
A manufacturer's label on the outside front of the base reads, "INTERNATIONAL // EQUIPMENT CO. //
[symbol of large "C" with "SA" inside] // APPROVED // OFF // INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL CENTRIFUGE //
ON // VOLTS 115 AC/DC MODEL CL NO. 50221H // AMPS 1 INTERNATIONAL EQUIPMENT CO. // 4170 BOSTON,
MASS."; the motor looked at from under the base has raised lettering which reads, "OFF // ON //
WARD LEONARD ELECTRIC CO. // MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. U.S.A. // VITROHM RHEOSTAT"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-C1-1
Dimension Notes
Length: 29.6 cm. x Diam. : 33.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
The centrifuge was very dirty and dusty when it arrived; the metal shows chipping on the outside
finish and stains on the inside; the rubber cord had several pieces of masking tape on it
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #2
Images
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