[Histonet] Spencer AO 820 microtome questions
bob.nienhuis <@t> gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 19:28:00 CDT 2010
Found an old message.
The American Optical Co. that first made the "820" Microtome in 1947,
is now part of Leica.
On Mon, Mar 22, 2010 at 9:50 AM, Paula Pierce <
contact <@t> excaliburpathology.com> wrote:
> I am still using 5 820s!!!
> *From:* Bob Nienhuis <bob.nienhuis <@t> gmail.com>
> *To:* Scott Parker <sparker <@t> vt.edu>
> *Cc:* histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> *Sent:* Mon, March 22, 2010 11:46:00 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [Histonet] Spencer AO 820 microtome questions
> How old are those 820s and 860s anyway? I know they were around in the
> We still use our 860!
> Bob Nienhuis
> VA / UCLA Medical Center
> North Hills, CA
> On 3/16/10, Scott Parker <sparker <@t> vt.edu> wrote:
> > Dear all,
> > I have access to a Spencer AO 820 microtome (a "black beauty" in
> > Histo-parlance) that is does not have a disposable blade holder nor a
> > chuck
> > for holding paraffin cassettes. The microtome otherwise appears to be in
> > good condition. I would like to get suggestions for where I might be able
> > to
> > purchase a chuck and disposable blade holder for this classic model.
> > Alternatively, would it be a better idea for me to put this piece of
> > equipment on display in a glass case and instead purchase a newer
> > microtome.
> > My work involves relatively low volume, basic sectioning of paraffin
> > for teaching and research. I don't need anything too fancy, just a
> > microtome
> > that is reliable and appropriate for student researchers to use.
> > Thank you in advance for your responses.
> > Scott
> > Scott L. Parker, Ph.D.
> > Assistant Professor Biology
> > Coastal Carolina University
> > P.O. Box 261954
> > Conway, SC 29528-6054
> > Office Phone: (843)-349-2491
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