Horizontal Elutriator

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.128

Description:

A metal instrument with a black metal box-like body ending in a metallic cylinder. At the top of the instrument is a sturdy handle. To one side of the instrument is a gauge representing vacuum in inches of mercury. The body of the instrument is wrapped by two fabric straps. A metal tube protrudes from the top of the instrument near the handle.

Primary Materials: Steel.

Markings:

The instrument has a distributor’s label on the top surface listing the distributor as Carleton Instruments in Ottawa, Ontario and listing a model number and serial number.

A maker’s label at the top of the instrument lists the model number as “1401”.

A label on the side of the instrument reads:

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

Dimensions (cm): Length = 51.5, Width = 9, Height = 15.

Function:

This instrument samples particulate matter in the air of a work environment.

An elutriator separates particles based on their size.

Condition: Very Good.

Manufacturer: Casella Instruments. London, England.

Date of Manufacture: c. 1970s.