Condensing Engine

Condensing Engine

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This handsome condensing engine marked: "W. Harris & Co. 50 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON” was among the instruments bought by Frederick Hall, a Dartmouth graduate who became a tutor at Middlebury College in 1805, and then spent two years abroad, attending universities and scientific lectures, and purchasing apparatus for the school. Hall was later named professor of mathematics and natural philosophy at Middlebury. The instrument was also known as a condensing pump, or a condenser.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
condensing engine
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Measurements
overall: 34.3 cm x 25 cm x 31 cm; 13 1/2 in x 9 13/16 in x 12 3/16 in
overall: 13 3/4 in x 9 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in; 34.925 cm x 24.765 cm x 27.305 cm
ID Number
PH.315190
accession number
216217
catalog number
315190
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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