Innoculating Turntable

Description (Brief)
This inoculating turntable consists of a circular platform that rotates on its base. A petri dish was placed on the turntable, which was spun by hand. This allowed a laboratory technician to streak bacteria onto the dish in even concentric circles.
It was used in the laboratories at Genentech, a biotechnology company.
Fischer Scientific. “Fischer Scientific Inoculating Turntables.”
Currently not on view
Object Name
stand, petri dish
innoculating turntable
streaking agar plate
Genentech, Inc.
Fisher Scientific Company
Physical Description
rubber (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: 2 7/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 13.335 cm
United States: California, South San Francisco
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Science & Mathematics
Biotechnology and Genetics
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Biotechnology and Genetics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Genentech

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