Andersen Air Sampler

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.123

Description:

An instrument composed of several squat metal cylinders on a flat metal base. Three metal hooks, secured by springs to the base, pull downwards on a metal top cap in order to secure the cylinders in place.

Primary Materials: Aluminium, Steel

Markings:

This instrument features a label that reads:

“Occupational Medicine & Hygiene
University of Toronto
(416) 978-2745”

It is embossed with the model number “20-000” and the serial number “824”

Dimensions (cm):

Length = 12.5, Width = 23.5, Height = 21.

Function:

This instrument incorporates a series of filters to gather aerial particles.

Condition:

Very Good: The instrument is worn and dirty. A label on the base is very worn and illegible.

Manufacturer:

Andersen 2000, Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah.