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Cargille MicroSlide Storage Files

Prepared Microscope Slide Cataloging & Storage System

The microscopist devotes a considerable amount of time and expertise in the routine preparation of slides. During the course of time, a voluminous quantity of invaluable slides are prepared which require a storage system for protecting, cataloging and retrieving for future referral. Cargille Micro Slide Files combine all of the features for prepared microscope slide storage, protection, simplified cataloging, reduction of filing error and facilitation of retrieval.

Cargille Micro Slide Files contain 48 partitioned compartments which will hold an estimated 1025 mm x 76 mm (1x3") slides per cell (480 slides per case), or 1076 mm x 51 mm (3x2") slides per cell (240 slides per case) by removing two alternate long partitions. A 10 mm (3/8") cushioning space surrounding the partitioned compartment serves as a protective barrier against accidental damage to the stored slides. For other storage needs, all or alternate partitions are removable for conversion to larger size compartments.

For cataloging and slide retrieval, each compartment is numerically indexed to a permanent chart on the underside of the lid which also provides space for identification and other information. A card and holder on the front provides a large area for easy, instant identification of the contents, avoiding tedious and time consuming searching.

Cargille Micro Slide Files provide maximum slide storage capacity in the least amount of space at minimum cost. Micro Slide Files are 24.1 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm in size. They are space efficient and sturdy for stacking on shelves or in cabinets, and for side-by-side storage in drawers. The compact design also permits mobility for working at the microscope to catalog newly prepared slides or to remove stored slides for examination.

Cargille Micro Slide Files are solid fiberboard with protective, attractive, scuff-resistant exterior green covering. The reinforced, hinged lid conveniently lifts open from the front exposing the compartment-indexed chart. Sufficient ventilation through the sides of the lid provides air circulation and continued drying of the mounting media. A cloth stay supports the lid in the open position for easy slide insertion and retrieval. Interior storage compartments are smooth and white, imparting contrast and cleanliness. Open stock assures immediate expansion and low cost makes it practical.


Microscope Slide Capacity:
480 25 x 76 mm (1 x 3") or
240 76 x 51 mm (3 x 2") slides
per Micro Slide File.

48 2.9 x 1.6 x 7.6 cm
(1 1/8 x 5/8 x 3").
Compartment Arrangement:
4 across x 12 deep
Partitions are removable to enlarge cells.
Outside: 24.1 x 15.2 x 8.3 cm
(9 1/2 x 6 x 3 1/4).
Inside: 23.0 x 14.1 x 7.8 cm
(9 1/16 x 5 9/16 x 3 1/16).
Cataloging Features:
Inside: Chart on inside lid numerically indexed to compartments with identification space.
Outside: Card holder with card for identification of contents.
Approximate Shipping Weight:
0.45 Kg (1 lb.) per unit.

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MicroSlide Files
Cat # 73010
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