Chemistry Set


Portable chemistry set in a wooden chest with two large drawers and one small one. There are 30 glass jars (two are missing) with paper labels according to Lavoisier's nomenclature; a balance, small flasks, a blow pipe, a thermometer marked "Thermometre selon Mr. DeLuc fais par J.J. Renard à Strasburg" and a hydrometer marked: "arometre pour le selle par Baserque."

Ref: J. F. A. Gőttling, “Description of a Portable Chest of Chemistry,” The Monthly Review or Literary Journal, Enlarged 8 (1792): 173-174.

Date Made: ca. 1800

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.327500Catalog Number: 327500Accession Number: 266155

Object Name: chemistry set, portable

Measurements: chest: 21.5 cm x 25 cm x 30.5 cm; 8 7/16 in x 9 13/16 in x 12 inoverall: 8 3/8 in x 11 7/8 in x 9 1/2 in; 21.2725 cm x 30.1625 cm x 24.13 cm


Record Id: nmah_2522

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