Leveling Bulb

Description (Brief):

Joseph Priestley (1733–1804) used this leveling funnel bulb in his Northumberland, Pennsylvania laboratory. Priestley, the noted chemist whose accomplishments include the discovery of oxygen, was born in England. He lived and worked in Birmingham for many years, but his views as a Dissenter and an advocate of the French Revolution incited an angry mob into burning down his house and laboratory. In 1794 he fled to America, eventually settling in Northumberland, near Philadelphia. His great-great-granddaughter, Frances Priestley, donated his surviving laboratory ware to the Smithsonian in 1883.

Description (Brief)

Source:

Description (Brief)

National Museum of American History Accession File #13305

Used By: Priestley, Joseph

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Science & Scientific InstrumentsChemistry

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See more items in: Medicine and Science: Chemistry, Joseph Priestley, Science & Mathematics

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Credit Line: Gift of Miss Frances D. Priestley

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.315356.25Accession Number: 13305Catalog Number: 315356.25

Object Name: bulb, leveling funnelbulb, leveling funnel

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: opening on side: 12 mm; 1/2 inoverall: 24 cm x 11.7 cm; 9 7/16 in x 4 5/8 inoverall: 10 1/2 in x 5 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 13.97 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b3-7761-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1779

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