Florence Flask

Florence Flask

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The Florence flask, a simple and inexpensive spherical glass vessel with a relatively long neck, has long been a standard piece of chemical equipment. According to an account from 1834: “They are to be had of oilmen, who sell the empty flasks, after having disposed of the Florence oil they contained.”
Ref: John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1834), p. 10.
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Object Name
Flask, Florence
Florence Flask
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 3 in x 1 5/8 in; 7.62 cm x 4.1275 cm
overall: 3 1/16 in x 1 5/8 in; 7.77875 cm x 4.1275 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Barbara A. Keppel
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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