Air Sampler


Air sampler with a “MFD. BY / RESEARCH APPLIANCE CO. / ALLISON PARK, PA. / U.S.A. / RAC.” inscription. The Research Appliance Co., a firm that designed and produced apparatus for environmental monitoring, was established by Elmer Ernest Fleck (1914-1996) in Allison Park, Pa., a suburb of Pittsburgh, in 1947, and was acquired by Chemed Corp. in 1973. Its AISI automatic tape sampler, introduced in 1950, became a basic instrument for measuring particulate concentrations in the atmosphere.

Associated Name: Allegheny County Health Department

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Allison Park

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Credit Line: Gift of Allegheny County Health Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0698.03Catalog Number: 1990.0698.03Accession Number: 1990.0698

Object Name: Air Sampler

Physical Description: metal, steel (overall material)glass (overall material)plastic (overall material)blue, turquoise (overall color)black (overall color)Measurements: overall: 27.5 cm x 36.5 cm x 29 cm; 10 13/16 in x 14 3/8 in x 11 7/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1071443

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