Petri Dish


The Petri dish was devised in the 1880s by Julius Richard Petri (1852–1921), a German microbiologist who worked as assistant to the bacteriologist, Robert Koch. The “Pyrex” inscription on this example refers to a clear, low-expansion borosilicate glass introduced by Corning in 1915.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

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Credit Line: Gift of University of South Carolina

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.315121.071Catalog Number: 315121.071Accession Number: 215563

Object Name: dish, culture, petri

Measurements: overall: 22 mm x 142 mm; 7/8 in x 5 9/16 inoverall: 15/16 in x 5 5/8 in; 2.38125 cm x 14.2875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1741

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