Sulphuric Acid Plant (Model)

Sulphuric Acid Plant (Model)

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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).
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Object Name
sulphuric acid plant
Object Type
Patent Model
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Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
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
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National Museum of American History
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