Water-driven bench centrifuge. From era before electric centrifuges. This type was widely used at CSL. Photographs show that centrifuges were positioned next to sinks. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Ltd., Parkville, Victoria. c1910.

Physical Description

Cylindrical metal stand with metal water intle pipe and outlet pipes, vertical arm wupports cylindrical metal appartus at side and extends over top of main body to support central axis spindle. Disc-shaped plate supports 4 hinged metal tubes for test tubes.


Example of an early piece of laboratory equipment used at CSL when first established. Also an example of water-powered equipment

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