|Title||Side Arm Flask, 2000 ml|
91.0001.215.01 - Flask (side arm)
91.0001.215.02 - Stopper
Glass. Large round bottom flask with etched circle and green stamped circle with "2000 ml, Made in USA, Pyrex; TM Reg., US Pat. Off." Ground outer joint neck, with green "$32." Side arm protrudes very far from neck, then narrows and bends downward, ending in inner ground joint, stamped in green "$24/40." Stopper is ground glass coin top with raised "Pyrex" and "3." Held on by string.
|Object Name||Flask, Side-arm|
|Collection||Wilton Earle Collection|
|Caption||Side Arm Flask, 2000 ml|
Dr. Wilton Earle pioneered processes for growing cells in culture during the 1930-1950s to study how cells become cancerous. He developed a three-dimensional culture containing multi-layered cellophane sheets or glass helices for growing clones of a single cell. From "Dr. Earle, World Expert on Tissue Culture, Dies. Served NCI Since 1937," NIH Record, June 16, 1964, page 7: "Dr. Earle made many significant contributiions to the development of tissue culture science and technology. His contributions were outstanding in improving tissue culture techniques and in advancing the purposes for which long-term, large-scale cell culture could be used in medical research, specifically in cancer research. He was a pioneer in demonstrating that carcinogenesis occurs in vitro."
|Number of images||1|
|Organizations||NIH, NCI, Tissue Culture Section|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|
Earle, Wilton Robinson
Sanford, Katherine H.