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It is often a problem to find a place to lay a slide when staining or drying it in a laboratory which is not provided with special staining vessels with slide rests or holders. Becoming tired of having my slides fall from improvised rests while staining them, or having to stand them against reagent bottles to dry, I was finally reduced to constructing a staining rack for my own use. It has proved so satisfactory that I deem the idea worth sharing with others.
All the materials necessary are three pieces of glass tubing of the same length, and a piece of fairly stiff wire. The wire is run through the front lower piece of tubing, as shown in the accompanying illustration, and about 8 or 9 inches is allowed to project out at each end. These ends are bent at right angles to the tubing in the same direction.
Feemster RF. A USEFUL, SIMPLY CONSTRUCTED STAINING RACK. JAMA. 1927;88(26):2035. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.92680520025010