Alembic

Description:

This “very old alembic from St. Andrews University in Scotland” was picked up by Robert E. Rose, a chemist who was born in Italy in 1879, received a PhD in chemistry from Leipzig, and worked as a textile chemist for E. I. Du Pont de Nemours. Mrs. Rose gave it to the Smithsonian in 1969.

Date Made: late 19th century1850-1900

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Robert E. Rose

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.330197Catalog Number: 330197Accession Number: 285915

Object Name: AlembicObject Type: Reaction Vessels

Measurements: overall: 24.7 cm x 17.8 cm x 12.7 cm; 9 3/4 in x 7 in x 5 inwooden base: 5 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in; 13.97 cm x 12.3825 cmbottom glass: 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 8.89 cmtop glass: 4 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 11.1125 cm x 15.875 cm x 8.89 cmoverall: 9 3/4 in x 6 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in; 24.765 cm x 16.51 cm x 12.3825 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e583-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2588

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