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Hessian Crucible

Hessian Crucible

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Description
Hessian crucibles are usually reddish in color, triangular in shape, inexpensive, and able to withstand strong reagents and high temperatures. The form originated in the Hesse region of Germany at an early date and remained popular throughout the nineteenth century.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
crucible
Measurements
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 6.985 cm
ID Number
MG.M-06467
catalog number
M-06467
accession number
175130
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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