Microtome Knife & Blade; Cambridge Instrument Co., LTD., Cambridge; AM.13.167 a ...

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Name/Title

Microtome Knife & Blade

About this object

a - Cambridge Rocking Microtome knife; Used in Microtomy.
b -Microtome blade for a screw on handle. Attachment for handle at the centre of blade.
Microtomy is a method for preparation of thin sections of materials, such as; bones,minerals and teeth. Microtome sections can be made thin enough to section a human hair.

Maker

Cambridge Instrument Co., LTD., Cambridge

Maker Role

Makers

Medium and Materials

Stainless Steel
Brass
Wood
Metal

Inscription and Marks

a - C. I. Co LTD stamped into one side of handle and made and ground in SHEFFIELD ENGLAND on the other side
PLEASE KEEP THIS KNIFE IN THIS BOX DO NOT INTERCHANGE: written in balck on top of lid.
b - WILKINSON SWORD Co LTD and a symbol of two crossed Swords stamped on blade and W.53 and MADE IN ENGLAND - stamped on L and R sides at top edge of blade.

Measurements

22cm L X 4cm W X 3.3cm D

Object Type

Knife blade

Object number

AM.13.167 a - b

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