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Old 09-23-2014, 07:29 AM
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This is at a local auction and they don't know what it is.
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It appears to have 3 axis of adjustment, typical linear axis no rotation. The clamping mechanism would suggest it holds slides of some sort. The marked plate "serving science" I'm thinking a really old type of microscope or similar device.
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Looks like a microtome. Used for slicing stuff into thin sections for viewing under a microscope. Or thin slicing a hot dog to make miniature bologna sammiches.

Here's a similar one. Good description of the parts and function.

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/.../yl-para2.html
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Looks like a microtome. Used for slicing stuff into thin sections for viewing under a microscope. Or thin slicing a hot dog to make miniature bologna sammiches.

Here's a similar one. Good description of the parts and function.

http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/.../yl-para2.html
I think now a days they use an MRI. Good find.
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Thanks, that was fast! I don't think that I need one of those
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I think now a days they use an MRI. Good find.
Nope. Still used to examine tissue under a microscope. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microtome

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