Absorption apparatus

Description (Brief)
This absorption apparatus was used at the Chemistry department at the University of Pennsylvania. Chemistry has been taught at the University since at least 1769 when doctor and signer of the Declaration of Independence, Benjamin Rush (1746–1813), became Professor of Chemistry in the Medical School. A Chemistry department independent of the Medical School was established by 1874.
Sources:
“A Brief History of the Department of Chemistry at Penn.” University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry. Accessed March 20, 2015. https://www.chem.upenn.edu/content/penn-chemistry-history.
Location
Currently not on view
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 5 in; 18.415 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
CH.316244
catalog number
316244
accession number
217523
Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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