Wooden rack containing 11 glass ampoules containing the antibiotic penicillin. Made by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Melbourne, 1944.

Physical Description

1 - oblong box shape light wood, 2 platforms suspended by 4 turned wood vertical supports. Bottom platform has 24 circular indentations to hold base of ampoule. Top platform has 12 circular holes for ampoule to sit into. 2 - cylindrical clear glass tapering to a welded point at top. 2 x adhesive yellow labels. (description from CSL catalogue) Each glass vial contains penicillin powder.


An early example of penicillin produced by CSL

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