Protozoa growth chamber

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Protozoa growth chamber

#1 Post by charlie » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:54 am

I never knew about such a thing when I was a kid! How cool. :-)

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#2 Post by lorez » Sat Jan 16, 2016 1:24 am

I have the same microscope in a slightly differently configured set. It's not in the best of condition, but it is a good representation of what was a "standard" kid's microscope for the era.

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#3 Post by KurtM » Sat Jan 16, 2016 2:29 am

Yes, very neato to see! I had a Gilbert chemistry set back about the time Nixon got elected but never a Protozoa Growth Chamber, how cool to see it!! (I wonder what it is/does? :shock: )
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#4 Post by billbillt » Sat Jan 16, 2016 7:29 pm

A Protozoa Growth Chamber might be handy to have....

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#5 Post by charlie » Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:03 pm

I was also fortunate to have a Gilbert microscope and also a chemistry set in my youth. (Although, like my youth, I didn't do much with them.) :-)

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#6 Post by einman » Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:10 am

Jello gone bad!

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#7 Post by billbillt » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:42 pm

Hi Charlie,

Looks like you have a life time supply!...

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#8 Post by billbillt » Fri Jan 22, 2016 8:45 pm

KurtM wrote:Yes, very neato to see! I had a Gilbert chemistry set back about the time Nixon got elected but never a Protozoa Growth Chamber, how cool to see it!! (I wonder what it is/does? :shock: )
When Nixon got elected??.. HELL!... I voted for Nixon!.... I must be the oldest person here..

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#9 Post by Radazz » Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:02 pm

BillT,

Do you remember Howdy Doody?
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#10 Post by billbillt » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:28 pm

Why certainly!.. I remember the frog that would appear in a puff of smoke.. Listening to horror and drama and westerns on the radio before we had a TV... Living in rented duplex slums and sleeping on the floor on a mattress.. Drinking a bottle of Grapette when we could find a nickle.. Gas was 19.9 a gallon, and having gas wars with the price going down.. TV shut down at night with a prayer and started up in the morning with a test pattern.. We only had three TV stations.. To me it was better times..

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#11 Post by rabitt » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:06 pm

Had to be 21 years old when I first voted absent tee ballet while spending 4 years in Navy. 1957 - 1961

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#12 Post by Culicoides » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:17 pm

I visit the forum regularly, to marvel at the amazing expertise displayed, and the advice freely given. Sadly, I fear that my efforts fall short of those standards. How can I improve what I do?

How do they do it? I conclude that it is not from an array of shiny new equipment, with dic, pol, Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all, but through knowing their instruments and what they are capable of. Even the simplest microscopes and camera can give equally impressive results, handled correctly. Two things spring to mind, application and dedication.

I am reminded of the story (apologies if you've heard this before) of the lady tourist in Times Square, who sought directions from a man working at the bottom of a deep hole in the road. "Young man" she shouted down to him, "how do I get to Carnegie Hall?" The man thought for a minute, and then shouted up to her "Lady, ya gotta PRACTICE"

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#13 Post by JimT » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:07 pm

We only had three TV stations..
Bill, I must be even older than you. We only had one TV station originally and the frog was on the Buster Brown Show along with Midnight the Cat, etc.

We seem to have strayed off topic but Charlie, thanks for the initial post.

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#14 Post by billbillt » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:13 pm

Hi Jim,

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