[Histonet] AO 860 sliding microtome

Caroline Bass cbass <@t> wfubmc.edu
Wed Sep 12 09:58:54 CDT 2007

Hi guys,

So I've inherited an American Optical 860 sliding microtome.  I consider
this quite a find since it is my all time favorite for slicing fixed brains.
However, it has been packed away for quite a while and seems to be a bit
gummed up and is in parts.  Does anyone have suggestions on how to get this
back into working order.  I don't suppose there is a manual floating around?
Any general suggestions for degreasing to remove the stick points.  How
about a location for spare parts, particularly dry ice stages and maybe a
disposable blade holder?

Any and all suggestions are appreciated.


Caroline Bass

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