Summary

Wooden burette rack used for housing bulb pipettes or burettes. Racks like this were widely used up til the 1960s for sets of chemical reagents or diagnostic preparations. The covered compartments could hold pipettes, test tubes, slides, or other items. This set was used by the Vaccines Dept for standard culture suspensions. period about 1920s. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria

Physical Description

Square wooden base frame, with two uprights supporting two parallel shelves with perrforated circular holes along length. upper shelf holes are smaller and have gates to lock burettes in place. Holes in lower shelves are funnel-shaped to support burette chambers.

Significance

Example of early equipment used for vaccine work at CSL

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