Microscope slide storage box, c1930, in the form of a false book. The book form of storage was common. The slides are botanical allergens. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria.

Physical Description

Box has the appearance of a black cloth-bound book, with marbled page-edges. Box opens to reveal wooden compartments for microscope slides (capacity 100), containing 106 slides. The slides are botanical allergens and are individually labelled. The box lid has a chart for recording the contents of up to 102 slides. Originally inserted into the box was a typed, foolscap sheet naming all the specimens.


Example of CSL equipment

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