|Object Name||Thimble, Extraction|
|Title||W. & R. Balston Ltd. Whatman Seamless Extraction Thimbles|
|Description||Square cardboard box covered in gray paper. Tape seal runs around. A round maroon label is stuck on top. Thimbles are white tubes (25 of them). The box top is held on by a fabric tie.|
|Collection||Lin Tsai Collection|
|Caption||W. & R. Balston Ltd. Whatman Seamless Extraction Thimbles|
Used by Dr. Lin Tsai in his laboratory. Label says "Fat Extracted Seamless Extraction Thimbles, W. & R. Balston Ltd. Genuine Whatman, Made in England." Label on front" "10 x 50mm". Small paper with red ink inside reads "If any complaint regarding this paper, please return this ticket. Sorted by No. 23 Boxed by No. RM. No. 379-381" and reverse has date handwritten "10/8/49".
Dr. Lin Tsai (1922-2003) was born in Hong Kong, coming to the United States for his Master’s and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry. He became a naturalized citizen in 1962. He came to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 1959, where he worked in the Laboratory of Biochemistry with Earl and Thressa Stadtman. His research focus was the stereochemical course of enzymatic reactions and the structures and syntheses of organic compounds. His most important work centered on nicotinic acid metabolism and riboflavin degradation.
|Number of images||1|
|Organizations||NIH; NHLBI, Laboratory of Biochemistry|
|NIH Property #||none|
|Old NIH Property #||none|