Museum Glass Tube Gallery Art Design

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This beautiful & unusual chemistry glassware sculpture by Cindy Stelmackwich is a delightful cross between art & science that was commissioned by the City of Ottawa. Read more about Cindy below.

Looking for ideas on how to use test tubes? Check out these blogs: What is a Test Tube Used For? Not Just Labs! or Corked Glass Test Tubes for Chemistry Kitchenware. Or see some examples such as: hanging plant propagation holder, wall mounted spice rack or coffee bean display rack.


Cindy Stelmackowich believes that visual images are needed to pass on knowledge in science and medicine. In each of her projects she applies techniques used in medical dissection: cutting, splicing, isolating and preserving individual organs and body parts. Inspired by vintage microscopic slides and anatomical charts, SLICED is made up of images of the human eye taken from a 1920s student anatomy textbook. The images are divided into eight sections and displayed in sets of test tubes, each set representing one stage in the dissection process. Written by Sarah Patterson, Public Art Program, City of Ottawa.

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In Kits
  • Borosilicate glass: heat resistant/autoclavable, food & dishwasher safe.
  • 32x200mm tubes have reinforced rims for stoppers
  • 32x200mm tubes have rounded bottoms & require support to stand upright
  • Completely unmarked for decorative use
  • 32mm (~1.5"); 200mm (~8")
  • Tube capacity/volume is ~125 ml/5 fl. oz

  • Note: Test tube diameter and length is nominal; there can be a variance of as much as +/- 0.5mm. We cannot guarantee they will fit test tube racks or stoppers we don't supply.
Reviews (8)

Very High Quality! So happy I found these for work. My boss was impressed!

— Luis

I am SO happy to have found these test tubes from Indigo Instruments. I hadn't heard of them before and had checked the usual large retailers of labware, but couldn't find this size. The price was VERY reasonable, and I appreciated being able to order them in the quantities that I needed, and not in batches of 100/1000/etc. They shipped super quickly and arrived in perfect condition. Couldn't be happier!!

— Allison
— Indigo:

Thanks for the feedback. We don't pad our prices so we can offer "free" shipping. Selling small quantities allows customers like you to fix their problems or test their product ideas without breaking the bank.


Unfortunately, I ordered the wrong size. (I had taken the lip into account but not the width of the tube itself.) In spite of the order not working out, I found the price to be reasonable and the customer service was excellent. Someone reached out to let me know that it would save money to get two tubes instead of one, and I appreciated that there was a human processing my order who took the time to write me an email.

— Alison
— Indigo:

Thanks for the feedback. We try to review every order in case of product mismatches (tubes & stoppers or test tube racks)?or if there are overlooked cost savings. Glad we could help.

I stumbled upon Indigo Instruments after searching the world around for this size with close to no luck. They happened to be out of stock, but they checked in almost weekly to give me updates on restock, shipping, and order information. When they were restocked, they shipped my purchase quickly and made sure I knew it was on the way. The glassware was shipped in tip-top shape and I couldn't be more pleased. Their prices are great and their communication is flawless. My only regret is that I didn't find them sooner.
— Kristen
— Indigo: Thank you for kind feedback.
Super happy with this tube! It's perfect the perfect fit for the project I'm working on. Customer service was phenomenal and the tube was packaged safely for transit.
— Haley
Just the right test tube with the quality that I was looking for, they look excellent for my project.
— Mahmood
I used the test tube as an insert for a vase I made from polymer clay. Worked out very well. I also bought a beaker that I have not used yet but hope to make a polymer clay tripod to hold the beaker to be used as a small vase.
— Shar
— Indigo: Another fine use of lab glass for decorative purposes. Thank you for description.
Great product, always arrives quickly and well packaged even to the other side of the world (Australia).
— Kirralee
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