In chemical parlance, a beaker is a cylindrical vessel with a flat bottom. This example, made of glass, is one of a set of eight. The form was sometimes termed a Berzelius beaker.

Ref: John J. Griffin & Sons, Chemical Handicraft (London, 1877), pp. 149-150.

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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.316439.035Catalog Number: 316439.035Accession Number: 223721

Object Name: Beaker

Measurements: overall: 4.2 cm x 3.3 cm; 1 5/8 in x 1 5/16 inoverall: 1 3/4 in x 1 5/16 in; 4.445 cm x 3.33375 cm


Record Id: nmah_2092

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