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Biosil Flower Bud Sections (292)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. Specimens include clemetis, morning glory, coreopsis, marigold, photina and marrow.  All stained with safranin and light green with the characteristic typed Biosil label. Good quality preparations.

 

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Botanical Set

This is a set of 25 slides of botanical material prepared by probably the last UK slide preparation company  - ESP in Sussex. The material was designed to cover the various botanical classification features that  apply to botany and includes primitive plant forms such as ferns and liverworts to the more complex structures such as sunflower, bean and pine. All slides are different. Good value and good quality.


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Biosil Flower Buds (293)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. This is a set of expertly stained flower buds of almond,nasturtium, mahonia, mallow, dandelion and holly. Dating from a time when the slide labels were individually  typed.


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Eocene Microfossils

This is a set of excellently prepared and presented microfossils displayed in 32 individual black squares and covered by a glass slide. Dated as Middle Eocene and described as Calcaire Grossier  which translates as chalk/limestone. The source, or possibly the place of preparation is shown as Oise France and dated 1996. The Oise is a large river/canal in northern France. The preparation also has the monogram AR and a date in 1997.


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Slides of Moulds, Rusts and Lichen

Originally prepared in the UK by ESP this is a set of 6 slides from the world of decay! Includes examples of common moulds, the legendary Penicillium, rusts and a lichen. All suitably stained and mounted. Recommended.


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Mammalian Epithelial and Connective Tissues

Epithelial surfaces and connective tissues are the stuff that hold us all together. This set of six slides that have been excellently stained with haematoxylin and eosin show stratified squamous

epithelium (skin), columnar (intestine) and ciliated (bronchus), adipose tissue (fat), areolar tissue (soft tissue under the skin) and white fibrous tissue (tendons). Original prepared by ESP Ltd Sussex.


Price £8.33 + vat

Parasite Slides

A set of nine slide preparations from the darker side of live! Well prepared and presented the slides include liver fluke (whole mount), mites, bed bug (male and female), fleas (male and female), mosquito, leech, mosquito larva and head louse.


Price £26. 25 + vat


Slides of Pollen by Biosil (305)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and this set of 16 slides of pollen is no exception. Some of the slides have the pollen stained and some slides are ringed. The pollen id from campanula, pilewort, mallow, salsify, ivy,forsythia, mimulus, ivy hedera, michaelmas daisy, coleus, tulip, alder, marrow and reedmace (bullrush)


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Wood Sections by Biosil (307)

A set of 10 slides of stained wood sections prepared by Biosil and with the characteristic typed labels. The material consists  of  elder, birch, pine, crab apple, beech, sloe, mawbi (Caribbean medicinal  tree bark), seaside laurel, lead tree (Caribbean) and grape.. An unusual set of woods and excellently prepared.


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Mammal Pathology Slides

This is a set of excellently prepared sections stained with Haematoxylin and Eosin of pathology in mammals. Prepared exclusively from ‘road kill’ in South Africa. Material includes malignant melanoma, mast cell tumour, haemangioma, adenoma, odontogenic tumour, lymphosarcoma, paplilloma, lymphocytic lyphoma, squamous cell carcinoma and benign mammary tumour. 14 slides in total.


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Slides of Human Tissues

Originally prepared in the UK by ESP these are a set of  6 excellent slides prepared some years ago but in as new condition. The sections are stained by haematoxylin and eosin to show the detail of the morphology. Material includes thyroid, skin, umbilical cord, placenta,uterus and vagina.


Price £10.00 + vat


Set of Victorian Slides

Seven prepared slides from the Victorian era. Presenting with very different finishes, the material is related to the sea. One is by the named  prepare Norman. Most are ringed with one fully papered. Specimens include sponge spicules, whole star fish, star coral, shells from chalk, polycistina from Barbados, foraminifera and a section of shell.


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Set of Mammalian Anatomy Slides

A set of six slides from mammal tissues that have been expertly stained with haematoxylin and Eosin. Originally prepared by ESP Ltd in Sussex. The material consists of compact bone, thyroid, peripheral nerve, salivary gland, stomach wall and areolar tissue. Complete with presentation box.


Price £10.00 + vat


Victorian Hair Slides

A set of very early Victorian slides. 5 preparations each labelled with pen and ink and ringed with black and red. The specimens are caterpillar, mouse, grey squirrel, sable and bat.


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Slides of Worms

Not the most loved of the worlds creatures, this is a set of six slides of worms that live in very different environments. Stained to show the salient features. The set includes the garden earthworm (section), part of a dog tapeworm, tubifex worms (also known by the delightful names of sludge or sewage worms - so guess where they live!), pin worm (also known as thread worm), liver fluke and pork tapeworm. Not for the faint hearted! Originally prepared by ESP Ltd Sussex.


Price £8.33 + vat


Slides of Bugs

This is a set of six slides of bugs - up close and personal! The slides include the dreaded bed bug, parts of the chest and abdomen of the locust (stained), cockroach mouthparts - a complicated set of gnashers!, fruit fly, female flea and a mite. Presentation slide box included. Originally prepared by ESP Ltd Sussex.


Price £10.00 + vat


Set of Wood Sections

Cutting good sections of wood is a difficult technique for obvious reason. This set of seven slides were prepared some time ago by ESP with great skill. Each has a TS, LS and RLS section stained with safranin on the same slide. The specimens are Douglas Fir, Tilia, Acer, European Beech, Birch, English Oak and Mahogany.


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Victorian Foraminifera Slides

This is a set of 12 slides of Foraminifera from various sources. All on a black background and have been ringed with cream and black. Labelled with pen and ink. Two slides are from the Challenger Expedition, with others from the river Dee, Ireland, Bermuda, Africa,, Brighton, Tenby and Honduras. A nice set for the collector.


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ESP Botanical Slides

This is a set of 18 slides from the UK preparer ESP. Good quality preparations stained with safranin and light green. A wide range of specimens including root, stem, leaf and pollen grains.

Excellent value.


Price £25.00 + vat


Biosil Flower Bud Sections (300)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 6 slides of flower bud sections is no exception. All are excellently stained with safranin and light green. The material is from narcissus, almond, buttercup, nasturtium, bindweed, and ram-goat. A very nice set


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Victorian Stage Micrometer

This is a Victorian stage micrometer slide that is beautifully paper covered with the logo CT . A series of rules lines 100microns apart covering a distance of 1000microns condition excellent and includes a card sheath.


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Biosil Seeds and Embryos (296)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. This is an unusual set of plant material which are six stained sections of plant seeds and embryos. Material is Moroccan Toadflx, Field \poppy, Jackfruit, Malpighiaceae, Lychee and Pellia Liverwort.

 

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Set of Veterinary Histology Slides

This is a set of 90 veterinary histology slides dated 1928 with the monogram HEB on each slide. The material is from a variety of animals and a variety of conditions. Most are stained with haematoxylin and eosin and there are four that have been ringed These slides are approaching a century in age and  the canada balsam has yellowed with one or two having faded with some areas of dry back, but they are a set that should be kept together for the sake of HEB!

 

Price £95.00 +vat


Slides for Polarisation (304)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. This is a very unusual set of material that is birefringent which means that with crossed polarising filters quite amazing visual effects can be seen. Materials are Pea, Viburnum leaf hairs, Potato starch, Sweet Potato starch, Ferrous sulphate and Oxalate from rhubarb.


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Sections of Frog (311)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. This is a set of frog tissue stained with haematoxylin and eosin. Material is tadpole with gills, intestine, spinal cord, liver and gall bladder, rectum and stomach. Labelled with the ‘signature’ typewriter labels. Now a collectors item.


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Biosil Sections of Reptile (312)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations no more so than sections of reptiles. This is a set of six slides from Iguana muscle, pin worm from Lizard, Chameleon skin, liver from Green Lizard, Chameleon tail and Iguana striated muscle (stained with Heidenhains Haematoxylin)


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Biosil Sections of Freshwater Material (314)

Biosil slides were produced by John Wells (1933 - 2011). Of particular note from this preparer was the prolific and wide variety of excellent preparations. This set of six slides in a presentation box includes algae cladophora, algae bloom, amoeba and other mix, amoeba, spirogyra and paramecium. A nice set


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ESP Pond Life Slides

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of pond life material. Planarian (whole mount), hydra with testes, euglena, diatom mixed, eudorina and pandorina. Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £9.17 +vat

ESP Leaf Structure Slides

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of leaf structure stained expertly with safranin and light green to show the various components. Haircap moss, pinus female cone, acer node, monocotyledon leaf, phytophthora (water mould) and pellia. Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £10.00 +vat

ESP Stem Structure Slides

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of stem sections stained  with safranin and light green to show the various components. Wheat, water lily, broad bean, maize L/S and T/S, dicotyledon and monocotyledon,  and scotch broom. Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £12.00 +vat

ESP Mammalian Tissue Slides

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of mammalian tissue sections  stained  with haematoxylin and eosin which is the classic stain for morphology. Good thin sections that have been  stained well . Peripheral nerve, thyroid, compact bone (decalcified), areolar tissue, salivary gland and stomach lining. Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £12.00 +vat

ESP Insect Parts

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of insect parts that have been expertly arranged to show their component parts. Cockroach mouth parts, locust transverse section of thorax and abdomen, locust testis squash to show meiosis, locust testis section, mite (whole mount) and blowfly head and eyes. Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £8.00 +vat

ESP Slides of Parasites

Some years ago ESP were a major supplier of educational microscope slides of quality. This is a set of six slides of parasites that have been expertly arranged or stained to show their component parts. Schistosoma (blood fluke), tape worm gravid, round worm transverse section through the oesophagus, head louse male and female (whole mount), bedbug (whole mount) and leishmania trypanosomes in a smear made from an infected spleen. This set is not for the faint- hearted! Complete with presentation slide box.


Price £12.00 +vat

Biosil Flower Bud Sections (295)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 6 slides of flower bud sections is no exception. All are excellently stained with safranin and light green. The material is from yellow water lily, goats beard, field poppy, wallflower, coreopsis and yellow ramgoat. Labelled with the classic typewriter description.


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Biosil Flower Bud Sections (301)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 6 slides of flower bud sections is no exception. All are excellently stained with safranin and light green. The material is from marigold, cornflower, rosebay, yellow cosmos, monkey plant and Welsh poppy.


Price £12.00 + vat


Biosil Mammal and Bird Slides (308)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 17 slides of mammal and bird sections are stained with haematoxylin and eosin. To say they are from unusual sites is an understatement and they are all listed below. Peacock testis, rat pineal gland, rabbit jaw bone (with teeth), starling spinal cord, gall bladder ox, mouse penis, ostrich lung, duck brain, squirrel muscle and larynx, pigeon muscle, rat lactating mammary gland, mouse small intestine, chicken intestine and pancreas, mouse skull, eel spleen and ovary and skin from a rabbit with myxomatosis. Complete with presentation box.


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Biosil Marine Slides (309)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 15 slides of marine material sections are particularly unusual and are stained  appropriately. For the material. Plankton from Iceland, crayfish, sea anemone, octopus, pike fish gills, shrimp, sponge, purse sponge, limpet sponge spicules, marine toad, mackerel, dogfish embryo, marine toad spleen and crayfish simnet. Complete with presentation box.

 

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Biosil Freshwater Preparations (314)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 6 slides of freshwater material sections and are well presented.  Algae cladophora, algal bloom, amoeba mixed with others, amoeba, spirogyra and paramecium. Complete with presentation box.

 

Price £9.17 + vat


Biosil Insect Slides (306)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 19 slides of insect whole mounts and insect parts. Some are ringed and all are labelled with the signature typewriter labels. Specimens include several parts of spiders, whole mount house spider, midge, red velvet mite, bush cricket leg, locust testis, gnat, black ant queen and more.


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ESP Sections of Stem

These are 9 sections of plant stem that have been expertly stained to show the relative structures. The material includes horsetail, young pine, young and old pine together, moss, Scotch broom, club moss, maize, pumpkin and wheat. A nice set for the botanist.


Price £18.33 + vat


Biosil Sections of Snail (313)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of snails and their parts. All stained appropriately. Material consists of  ova-testis and digestive tract, small water snail, helix albumen gland, helix penis sac, radula wrinkled snail and radula pond snail.


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Biosil Plant Leaf Sections (315)

Biosil were renowned for a wide variety of materials and very good quality preparations. This set of 6 slides of plant leaf sections is no exception. All are excellently stained with safranin and light green. The material is from leek, Barbados lily, laurel, mallow, tulip and box.



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