- Joseph Kaplan (1902-1991) came from Hungary to the United States at a young age, studied physics at the Johns Hopkins University, established the Institute of Geophysics at the University of California at Los Angeles, became a Member of National Academy of Sciences, and led pioneering studies of the physics and chemistry of the stratosphere. Among his many honors were membership in the National Academy of Sciences, a Sigma Xi lecture, and the Hodgkin Medal of the Smithsonian Institution (1965). Kaplan donated this apparatus to the Smithsonian in 1973.
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- overall: glass apparatus: 7 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in x 1 in; 19.05 cm x 11.43 cm x 2.54 cm
- overall: 46 in x 18 1/2 in x 14 in; 116.84 cm x 46.99 cm x 35.56 cm
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- National Museum of American History
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