RCA EMU-2B Transmission Electron Microscope, United States, 1946

Made:
1946 in United States
maker:
RCA Corporation
RCA EMU-2B Transmission Electron Microscope, United States, 1946 (electron microscope)

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R.C.A. EMU-2B transmission electron microscope with bench and associated auxilary equipment

A technician (represented by a mannequin) is examining a bacteriological sample from a patient under an early post-war electron microscope. The sample is shown on a fluorescent screen and can be photographed for further study. Instead of using light beams to look at an object, electrons are used. Samples of blood, saliva or urine are taken from patients and the bacteria present are then grown and studied under the microscope to identify the cause of someone’s illness. This example was made by the Radio Corporation of America (RCA).

Details

Category:
Microscopy (Wellcome)
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A601105
Materials:
whole, metal and whole, glass
type:
electron microscope
credit:
Animal Virus Research Institute