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Lab equipment’s unscientific uses can do many a ‘favour’

sloe gin in test tubes presented as wedding favours

We hope you don’t mind, but we’d like to start by asking you a question.

 “When is scientific equipment not scientific?”

The answer is simply – “When it’s not being used for scientific purposes.”

Here at The Consumables Company, having a huge range of scientific laboratory consumables on offer, it is increasingly apparent to us that many of our orders and trusted clients are as far removed from the world of white coats as it’s possible to be.

We are seeing a sizeable proportion of orders from those, who whilst accepting that they are hunting for scientific equipment at an affordable price in the quantity they need, are releasing their artistic creativity on the world.

One such example is our client Gillian Ramsden who created some of the most unique wedding favours that many a bride and groom have ever seen.

With a totally leftfield approach, Gillian overseeing the wedding breakfast of two science teachers, created something, which brought the double whammy of laughter and incredulity at such imagination, to her clients.

Such sparks of inventiveness exploding into life are the little things in our existences that become the big things. For instance, how many people involved with that particular wedding will recall laboratory glassware being used to decorate the tables that day in a decade or two to come? It is occasions like this that can even outshine the bride’s dress, but in the nicest possible way.

Another couple, not lacking in creative juices gave their research chemist son and fellow chemist daughter in law an added little flavour to their favour.

Christine Puckering contacted The Consumables Company for test tubes, which she filled with homemade sloe gin and presented in ‘vintage’ test tube racks on the tables in the great hall of Trinity College, Oxford.  Enjoyment of these delicious gifts, most likely encouraged dancing in the crypt/cellar bar afterwards! Congratulations Angus and Melanie.

Here at The Consumables Company, we wish to champion such tales, which brighten up all our lives and show how breaking with convention can make such a positive impact.

Yes, we sell a great range of laboratory equipment, but sometimes the experiments outside the labs are the ones that certainly amaze us and hopefully you too!

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