Separatory Funnel


Brown University opened a new chemistry building in 1862, in response to the growing “demand for improved facilities for instruction in this department of learning, intimately connected as it is with manufacturing interests and industrial pursuits.” This separatory funnel was probably acquired at that time.

Ref: John J. Griffin and Sons, Chemical Handicraft (London, 1866), p. 173.

Reuben Aldrich Guild, History of Brown University (Providence, 1867), pp. 279-282.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Brown University

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.315372.10Accession Number: 218984Catalog Number: 315372.10

Object Name: Funnel

Measurements: overall: 24.5 cm x 10.8 cm; 9 5/8 in x 4 1/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1793

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