Instruments from university laboratories of the 20th century

temporary exhibition open from 13th September 2012 until 26 November 2012

electron microscope
other

microtomes


Microscopic observations usually require preparation of research material. This material must be cut into thin sections with a microtome and then stained and preserved in dependence on the characteristics of the researches.



microtome

rotary microtome

Americal Optial Corporation, Buffalo, USA, 1970s
Instrument used to cut preparations for optical microscope observation. The investigated tissue is embedded in paraffin and then cut with stainless steel knives.
Given by the Department of Cell Biology and Imaging UJ
fot. Grzegorz Zygier
semi-automatic microtome

semi-automatic ultramirotome

Servall, Spencer, Norwalk, USA, ok. 1963 r.
Semi-automatic cutting machine for preparations to watch under the electron microscope. Currently used ultramicrotomes are fully automated.
Given by the Department of Cell Biology and Imaging UJ
fot. Grzegorz Zygier
automatic microtome

automatic ultramirotome

Rotary microtome
Semi-automatic cutting machine for preparations to watch under the electron microscope. Currently used ultramicrotomes are fully automated.
Given by the Department of Cell Biology and Imaging UJ
fot. Grzegorz Zygier