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Object ID 003799

Object Name Hematology outfit box

Object Desc Black contaner with camera like part, 4 glass pieces, directions sheet, and other related items. Box has elastic on inside lid with sections to hold various equipment, and bottom has three compartments with a flap over the top between the top and bottom.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003807a-g

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 18

Object Date

Start Year Range 1955

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords medical,hematology,blood testing,Clay-Adams Inc.,

Title Hematology outfit box

Description Black box holding a hematology kit. Kit contains one viewer which resembles a camera, 1 heavy glass microscope slide with the letters AO in a shield, says "Spencer Bright-Line Improved Neubauer 1/10mm deep U.S. Pat. No. 2, 660,091" and has "426358" etched into one clear box on the left, one glass microscope slide with two wells, 1 thin flat glass piece with a notch in one end, 1 glass pipette, 1 blue opaque glass piece and one blue opaque glass piece wrapped in paper, 1 package of rectangular cover glasses for single and double hemacytometers, contained in wax paper, 3 empty packages of redi-lance lancets and 6 Redi-Lance lancets (one opened and loose). There is also 2 long rubber pieces with a cone on each end (says "Yankee"), a cork, and instructions. C.A. Hausser & Son (Phila., USA) viewer was patented September 20, 1932. The Redi-Lance was patented April 19, 1955. The instruction sheet was copyrighted 1955. The Spencer Bright-Line microscope slide was patented November 24, 1953.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.5

Length 6.25

Width 4.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measured the box.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Clay-Adams, Inc.

Maker Details Located in New York, and copyrighted in 1955, acording to the direction sheet.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3807a-g



Date MAR 30,2016

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Not all pieces from the kit are still present. There are spaces in the lid to hold more equpiment that are not present. Some mildew spotting on the box, stains and some various residue on the outside and inside of the box. Several lancets are missing, and the lancet packets are coming unglued and opening. The packets and instructional paper are yellowed. Directions are folded and stained. The flap between the lid and bottom compartments in the box is ripped and halfway fallen off. Lock of box sticks and does not latch well.


Date OCT 23,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 23,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 9, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 30,2016

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 30,2016

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 18 from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin