Glass ampoule used for freeze drying solutions. Vast numbers of these ampoules were used for drying penicillin under vacuum for storage. They were sealed by flaming the neck while vacuum connected. Used by Commonwealth Serum Laboratories (CSL) Limited, Parkville, Victoria. Possibly manufactured by Australian Glass.

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Cylindrical glass chamber with thin glass tube leading to opening.


An early example of glassware used for the storage of penicillin manufactured at CSL

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