Florence Flask


The Florence flask, a simple and inexpensive vessel, usually of glass, with round bottom and relatively long neck, has long been a standard piece of chemical equipment. According to an account from 1834: “They are to be had of oilmen, who sell the empty flasks, after having disposed of the Florence oil they contained.”

Ref: John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1834), p. 10.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Barbara A. Keppel

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0311.028Catalog Number: 1985.0311.028Accession Number: 1985.0311

Object Name: Florence Flask

Measurements: overall: 3 1/2 in x 1 5/8 in; 8.89 cm x 4.1275 cmoverall: 3 9/16 in x 1 3/4 in; 9.04875 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e980-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1086

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