Patent Number: 6,305,543

Title: Container for retaining microscope slides

Abstract: The invention describes a container for retaining a plurality of microscope slides and comprises a base and a tray removably received on the bottom wall of the base; the tray displays a pair of laterally spaced longitudinally extending slide retaining compartments wherein each compartment includes a series of longitudinally spaced partitions, the spaces between the partitions and the distance between the opposite walls of the compartments are such as to receive the short sides of the rectangular shaped microscope slides; the spaces also enable the slides to be manually moved reciprocally between a frontwardly inclined position and a rearwardly inclined position. The width of the base is slightly greater than the width of three laterally vertically standing slides so that the slides may be stored in three lateral rows in the base when the tray is removed therefrom.

Inventors: Lafond; Andre (St-Hilaire, CA), Bertin; Yanick (Vercheres, CA)

Assignee: 3088081 Canada Inc.

International Classification: G02B 21/34 (20060101); B65D 085/48 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018