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Item 6 - Laser pointer

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Reference code

DE 2324 P-MAT-B-6

Title

Laser pointer

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  • [nd] (Creation)

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Item

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1 18cm x 6cm x 2cm case

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Name of creator

Mattaj, Iain William (1952-10-05/)

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This item consists of a small black case containing a laser pointer.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Two lithium AAA batteries also contained in the case were discarded due to decay.

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This item is mentioned in the EMBLetc article entitled "History in the Making" (number 83, pages 16-21).
The news article explains that "The first item to be deposited in the archive came with a certain amount of humour – EMBL Director General Iain Mattaj donated a laser pointer that stopped working during the launch of the concept in 2010."

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  • Box: Box 187