Porcelain filter candle, c1900, invented by Pasteur's colleague Chamberland. Used for filtering bacteria from fluids. Superseded by membrane filtration. Photos available showing use in "Committed to Saving Lives" by A Brogan. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. Manufactured by Doultan

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Candle-shaped porcelain cylinder, with wider collar of glazed porcelain at one end.


Invented by Chamberland, a colleague of Pasteur. Early 20th century example of laboratory filtration device.

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