Electric incubator for laboratory use, London, England, 1901-1960

Made:
1901-1960 in Bermondsey
maker:
Charles Hearson and Company Limited

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Electric incubator by Charles Hearson, 1900-1960. Full 3/4 view, graduated grey background.
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Electric incubator by Charles Hearson, 1900-1960. Full view, door open, graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

'Anhydric' Electric incubator for laboratory cultures by Charles Hearson & Co Ltd., 1900-1960.

Anhydric incubators like this are used for storing laboratory samples or cultures while they develop. The cultures need to be kept dry and at a constant temperature, often a low one, in order to develop or preserve them. The equipment is needed because the scientists need to know that temperature changes are not effecting the samples. This wooden incubator features an inner glass door, both for extra insulation, and so the samples can be observed without affecting the temperature. It is powered by electricity. The incubator was made by Charles Hearson and Company Limited of Bermondsey, London, England.

Details

Category:
Laboratory Medicine
Object Number:
1997-1580
type:
incubator
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • scientific equipment
credit:
Unknown source

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