Sulphuric Acid Plant (Model)

Sulphuric Acid Plant (Model)

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Description
Elihu Thomson (1853-1937) was a prolific inventor who was involved in the founding of many electrical enterprises in the United States, Great Britain, and France. William H. Greene (d. 1918) was a Philadelphia physician with a strong interest in science. Working together, the two young men developed an improvement in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. This is the model submitted with their patent application.
Ref: Elihu Thomson and William H. Greene, “Improvement in the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid,” U.S. Patent 143202 (July 23, 1873).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
sulphuric acid plant
Object Type
Patent Model
Date made
1873
patented by
Thomson
Measurements
base: 11 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 29.21 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 9 1/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 29.845 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
CH.308746
catalog number
308746
accession number
89797
patent number
143,202
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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