This type of glass desiccator is associated with the German chemist, Carl Remigius Fresenius (1818-1897). An example of “Fresenius’s Desiccator for drying alkaloids by simply exposing them in a close vessel over sulphuric acid” was shown to a local English chemical association in 1875.

Ref: Henry Heil Instrument Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 215.

“Leeds Chemists Association,” The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (Dec. 1875): 512.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: June W. Leonard

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0691.42Accession Number: 1991.0691Catalog Number: 1991.0691.42

Object Name: DesiccatorFresenius Desiccator

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15.2 cm x 12.7 cm; 6 in x 5 inoverall: 5 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 13.0175 cm


Record Id: nmah_332516

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