Florence Flask

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.
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Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 19.7 cm x 10.2 cm; 7 3/4 in x 4 in
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper

Visitor Comments

12/4/2016 12:30:23 PM
Cathy Haustein
How old is the flask? When were Florence flasks developed?
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