Flask

Flask

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flask
flask
Measurements
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
ID Number
PH.334257
catalog number
334257
accession number
308422
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National Museum of American History
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