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Hellige Hemometer

Health Sciences · IHPST

A red plastic box containing a hemometer kit. The kit is contained inside a red cardboard, clamshell box. The kit consists of a 20 cubic millimetre pipette, a stir rod, an eyedropper, a bottle of hydrochloric acid (N/10), a plastic pipette stand with the Hellige label and insignia, and a syringe tip that may not be original to the set. The needle reads “vita 26”. The kit is missing some original parts, such as color standards used in the measuring process.

Accession Number: 2011.ihpst.8

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Primary Materials: bakelite (?), plastic, metal, glass


The box is labelled “Hellige Hemometer; Model No.304; Equipped with Two Non-Fading Prismatic Precision Color Standards”, and the serial number “41060A”. On the other end is labelled “Dr. Tuitene M.”. On the bottom part of the box is written in pen “Parasitology R105, School of Hygiene; Made in USA”.

The plastic pipette stand bears the Hellige label and insignia.

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Length = 16 cm, Width = 10 cm, Height = 6 cm

Function: Measuring hemoglobin values.

Condition: Good: Some parts appear to be missing.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Hellige

Date of Manufacture: Mid-20th Century


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Historical Notes:

  • Donated to UTSIC