This type of ampule was often termed a Berzelius bulb tube, as used by the Swedish chemist, Jőns Jacob Berzlius (1779-1848).

Ref: Richard Griffin & Co., Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus (Glasgow, 1844), p. 7.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of University of South Carolina

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.315121.069Catalog Number: 315121.069Accession Number: 215563

Object Name: ampule

Measurements: overall: 3 3/16 in x 3/4 in; 8.09625 cm x 1.905 cm


Record Id: nmah_1820283

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