Reagent Bottle


The “AMMONIUM OXALATE (NH4) 2C2O4” inscription on this 4 oz. glass bottle refers to the original contents. The “W.T. CO. U.S.A." inscription refers to Whitall Tatum, the manufacturer of the bottle. The “PAT. MAY 1, 1883” inscription on the rim refers to Frank Fanning Jewett (1844-1926), the Oberlin College chemistry professor who designed the stopper.

Ref: Frank F. Jewett, “Bottle-Stopper,” U.S. Patent 276,822 (May 1, 1883).

Date Made: after 1883

Maker: Whitall Tatum Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, Millville

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0768.25Catalog Number: 1979.0768.25Accession Number: 1979.0768

Object Name: Reagent Bottle

Measurements: overall: 108 mm x 52 mm; 4 1/4 in x 2 1/16 inover stopper: 14.7 cm; 5 13/16 inoverall: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 5.3975 cm


Record Id: nmah_100

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