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Object ID 001284

Object Name Wooden Box for Glass Slides (C)

Object Desc Wooden box for glass medical slides. Made to fit 100, only 53 intact. Labeled with the letter C on top. Opens and closes, metal latches still work.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001098

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 22,2013

Credit/Acknowledgement Gloria Boyell

Location Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1920

End Year Range 1950

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cases,slides,Eisenberg, Dr. Joseph,medical equipment,doctors,physicians,

Title Wooden Box for Glass Slides (C)

Description Wooden box, contains only 53 glass medical slides labeled with patient names. Paper list glued underneath top cover.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 7.25

Width 8.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Clay-Adams Co., Inc.

Maker Details Clay-Adams Company was a manufacturer and importer of laboratory, surgical, and medical supplies. These included the "Gold Seal Micro Cover Glasses" and "Gold Seal Micro Slides." These were made and packed in their New York City work rooms from glass produced in the United States. The microscope slides and cover slips were favored by pathologists and anatomists.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1098



Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Box in working condition. 47 slides are missing from the set. Scuffs and markings throughout exterior. Red square-shaped stain on top cover.