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Description

Rectangular slip cast ceramic culture vessel for the batch production of penicillin, designed by Dr N.J. Heatley and used by the Oxford Research team, made by James Macintyre and Co. Ltd, Burslem, 1940

Museum reference

T.1989.101

Collection

Health

Object name

Culture vessel

Production information

James Macintyre and Co. Ltd
Burslem, Staffordshire, England, EUROPE

Date

1940

Materials

Ceramic

Physical description

Ceramic, slip cast; interior glazed white, exterior unglazed white

Associations

Designer: Heatley, N.J., Dr, 1940 - 1989 (fl.)
Fleming, Alexander, Sir, 1881 - 1955
Oxford Research team

Exhibitions

  • Discoveries Redisplay, 2015

References

Macfarlane, Gwyn, Alexander Fleming: the Man and the Myth, 1984

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/culture-vessel

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