Summary

BDH, London pH comparator set and case. Commonly used in 20s and 30s before pH meters were available to measure the acidity/alkalinity of solutions. Sample and indicator solution are mixed in a tube and compared to standards - closest match of colour reveals the pH of unknown solution. This kit shows alkalinity. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited , Parkville, Victoria.

Physical Description

Wooden case, black, in two sections: top and bottom. Bottom section has windows through which to view the indicator solution. Inside case are slots for fourteen test tubes, currently housing nine test tubes.

Significance

Example of laboratory equipment used at CSL

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