Safranine, A.Y.


This 30 ml glass bottle contains a synthetic dye known as Safranine A.Y. The "Wm. Pickhardt & Kuttroff, New York" inscription refers to a dyestuff firm that was established in 1861, and that became the Continental Color and Chemical Co. in 1906.

This sample was probably part of the Loeb Collection of Chemical Types, a collection that was formed under the bequest of Morris Loeb (1863-1912), a Jewish-American chemist and philanthropist, and sent to the Smithsonian in 1920.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1980.0597.40Accession Number: 1980.0597Catalog Number: 1980.0597.40

Object Name: Safranine, A.Y.

Physical Description: glass (container material)safranine, a.y. (contents material)Measurements: overall: 84 mm x 37 mm; 3 5/16 in x 1 7/16 inwithout stopper: 70 mm; 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_161

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