Microtome Oil

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Microtome Oil

#1 Post by rnabholz » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:35 pm

Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

AO recomends "Pike Oil" for their mechanical microtomes. It appears it was a brand name that seems to have disappeared.

Their manuals warn against using sewing machine or other light oils.

Does anybody know what the attributes of Pike Oil were or perhaps recommend a modern, still available substitute?

Thanks

Rod

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Re: Microtome Oil

#2 Post by JimT » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:22 pm

http://www.leicabiosystems.com/specimen ... tome-oils/

Try the above site for alternatives. Good luck.

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Re: Microtome Oil

#3 Post by rnabholz » Tue Dec 29, 2015 3:21 am

Thanks for the pointer, I will check it out.

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