Wine glass used by Joseph Lister as a culture glass

Made:
1860-1880 in United Kingdom
maker:
Unknown

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Left - A641005 Wine glass used by Lister as a culture glass, with glass display dome or dust cover. Right - A641000
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Wine glass used by Lister as a culture glass, with glass display dome or dust cover (with fake plaster)

This wine glass was possibly used by Lister as a culture glass. The glass dome protects the culture from dust, micro-organisms and other contaminants in the air. A model representation made from plaster has been placed in the glass to show what the contents may have looked like. The glass is shown here with a similar example without a dome cover (A641100).

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Details

Category:
Microbiology
Object Number:
A641005
Measurements:
overall glass: 81 mm 35 mm, .4kg
overall (glass): 85 mm 40 mm, 0.034 kg
overall dome: 126 mm 71 mm, .6kg
overall (dome): 134 mm 70 mm, 0.066 kg
type:
wine glass
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • drinking vessel
  • drinking glass
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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