Florence Flask

Description
A Florence flask is a common piece of laboratory glassware used to hold solutions. It has a long neck, a round body, and either a flat or round bottom. The opening in the neck is flanged. This style allows for uniform heating and swirling of contents.
Location
Currently not on view
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 19.7 cm x 10.2 cm; 7 3/4 in x 4 in
ID Number
CH*333999.025
catalog number
333999.025
accession number
304826
Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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How old is the flask? When were Florence flasks developed?

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