Woulff Bottle

Description:

A Woulff bottle is a vessel with two (or sometimes three) outlets. Peter Woulff (1727-1803), a chemist of apparently Irish descent, described the form in 1767. References to Woulff (or Woulfe) bottles have appeared in technical literature since the early nineteenth century.

Ref: Peter Woulff, “Experiments on the Distillation of Acids, Volatile Alkalies, &c.,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1767), p. 517.

“Woulff's Apparatus” in A. & C. R. Aikin, A Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy (London, 1807), vol. 2, pp. 541-542.

John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1834), pp. 45-46.

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Credit Line: Transfer from Department of Defense, U.S. Military Academy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.316435.030Catalog Number: 316435.030Accession Number: 223721

Object Name: woulff bottle

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 17.2 cm x 8.3 cm; 6 3/4 in x 3 1/4 inoverall: 6 11/16 in x 3 7/8 in; 16.98625 cm x 9.8425 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e135-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2089

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