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Aquatics Set

This is a set of 25 slides of aquatic material prepared by probably the last UK slide preparation company  - ESP in Sussex. . If it lives in water its probably in this set - from frog to desmids. Cyclops with eggs, daphnia, spirogyra, amphioxus, radiolaria, chlorella, ulothrix etc etc


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Brunel Microscopes Ltd, Unit 2 Vincients Road, Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate, Chippenham, Wilts SN14 6NQ. Tel: 01249 462655. mail@brunelmicroscopes.co.uk

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.


Price £33.33 + vat


NBS Microslides of  Rat Histology

This is a set of 12 sections of  rat tissues slides stained by haematoxylin and eosin. Made by the late Eric Marson of Northern Biological Supplies (NBS) who has become somewhat of a legend in the technology of slide preparation - and rightly so. From the style of the labels they would seem to date from the 1980’s. A collectors set.


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Lister and Pointon Slides

This is a set of four excellently prepared slides from Lister and Pointon Birmingham. Lister and Pointon had a shop in Tyburn Road and sold radios, microscope accessories and microscope slides just after WW2. Quite often retail shop owners had a personal interest in microscopy and used their retail outlets - in this case, for radios and televisions, to augment their income by selling microscope slides that they had prepared. These are of cerebellum, medulla, infant stomach and mouse embryo. All are ringed in black and labelled with pen and ink.

 

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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.


Price £10.00 + vat


Mammalian Epithelial and ConnectiveTissues

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. Not for the faint hearted!


Price £26. 25 + vat


NBS Strewn Sand

NBS (Northern Biological Supplies) slides prepared by Eric Marson are now becoming something of a collectors item. This is a set of six dry mount and ringed slides of sand from the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland in their original box.


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Reproductive Tissues

A set of six slides from the ‘boys’ and the ‘girls’ that shows how it all works. Stained by haematoxylin and eosin and originally prepared by ESP Ltd Sussex. The set includes; ovary with the follicles showing eggs, the fallopian tube, the uterus (womb), testis showing the sperm production,  and the prostate. In addition a section of human placenta.


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Set of Flatters and Garnett Slides

Flatters and Garnett were (1901-1967) were in their earlier years probably the largest suppliers of prepared microscope slides in the world. Flatters actually left in 1909 but the company name continued until modern times saw other interests eclipsed that of microscopy and the company went into administration in 1967. These are 15 animal histology slides all stained with haematoxylin and eosin and covering all the main mammalian organs all are of rabbit with one from pig. Condition good.


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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


Bresser Human Tissue Slides

Bresser tend to make economy slides of smaller sized pieces of tissue. Nevertheless this is an opportunity to acquire a set of human material slides which are difficult to come by these days for obvious legal reasons. The 18 slides are of tissues cover all the main body organs and are each stained appropriately.


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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 cerebellum, medulla oblongata (hind brain), salivary gland, oesophagus, thyroid and transitional epithelium from the bladder. Complete with presentation slide box.

 

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Set of Leaf Sections

An excellent set of botanical leaf sections that are stained to show the prominent features, Material includes Pinus, Zea, Monocot Epidermis, Peronospora, Oryza, Erica, Monocot and Diocot. Originally prepared by ESP. Excellent value


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NBS Test Diatoms

NBS (Northern Biological Supplies) slides prepared by Eric Marson are now becoming something of a collectors item. This is a set of six names diatom species that are traditionally used to test the resolution of objectives. This particular set is a rare item indeed.


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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


Slides of Frog, Spawn and Tadpole

This is a set of six slides frog (Rana), spawn and tadpole appropriately stained. Originally prepared by ESP Ltd Sussex there are slides of the developing frog spawn, tadpole and frog structure. Presentation slide box included.


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Set of Wood Sections by J T Norman

John Thomas Norman (1814 - 1893) was one of the best from this period of Victorian microscopy  mounters and his material is now sought after by collectors. Wood is one of the most difficult specimens to prepare for microscopy and these preparations are exceptional. Each wood has transverse, longitudinal and oblique sections in the one preparation. Each is labelled with pen and ink and the labels bear the Norman logo. The wood species are beech, yew, cherry, ash, hornbeam, sequoia wellingtonia, strawberry tree, elm and oak. These are excellent slides.


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Set of 58 Histology Slides in Slide Box

This is a set of Histology slides from the University of Papua New Guinea that was founded in 1965 and these slides would date from that time. Each is labelled with pen and ink and obviously formed a set collected by  an individual studying at that University. Most are stained by Haematoxylin and Eosin although there are some with special staining to show relevant tissue parts and also a small number of slides cut from tissues that have been injected to show blood pathways. These are now maybe 60 years old but have largely kept well and are good sized pieces of most body organs from a range of mammals.


Price £70.83 + vat


Set of Veterinary Histology Slides

This is a set of 80 veterinary histology slides dated 1930 with the monogram GRL on each slide. The material is from a variety of animals and a variety of conditions. Most are stained with haematoxylin and eosin but there are some special stains that include osmium and silver impregnation. There are also several sections form tissues that have been injected before sectioning. These slides are approaching a century in age and one or two have faded with some areas of dry back, but they are a set that should be kept together for the sake of GRL!


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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.


Price £41.67 +vat


Brunel Biology Set

A set of 10 slides including frog skin and blood,dandelion bud, jasmine bud, rabbit hair, sheep wool, bee leg, male and female mosquito heads, butterfly antenna and a whole mount of a flea. Excellent value

 

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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


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