Vertical Elutriator

DLSPH Collection · Public Health

Accession Number: 2016.phlt.1.126

Description:

A metal instrument with a cylindrical centre ending in a tapered base and top. A bracket on one side of the instrument with screws protruding from it suggests that the instrument can be fixed to a support or stand in a vertical orientation.

Alternative Name: GMW-4000 Vertical Elutriator

Primary Materials: Steel

Markings:

A label on the front of the instrument reads:

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

The metal manufacturer’s label gives the serial number: “40145”

There is a distributor’s label that reads:
“Levitt-Safety Limited
Branches Throughout Canada”

Dimensions (cm): Height = 21, Width = 15.5, Length = 72

Function:

This instrument is used to gather cotton dust in a work environment.

An elutriator separates particles based on their size.

Condition:

Good: the top opening of the instrument has been dented and deformed.

Manufacturer:

General Metal Works. Village of Cleves, Ohio