Mineralogical Field Kit

Mineralogical Field Kit

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This sturdy wooden box contains a blowpipe, a balance, and other tools recommended for mineralogical analysis by Carl Friedrich Plattner (1800-1858), Assay Master at the Royal Smelting Works in Freiburg, Saxony. The inscription cut into a wooden divider reads “Max Hildebrand / fruher / August Lingke & Co. / Freiburg in / Sachsen.” Hildebrand bought the firm of August Lingke & Co. in 1873, and began trading under his own name in 1889. This box and CH.314992.02 belong together.
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Object Name
Mineralogical Field Kit
Mineralogical Assay Kit
Date made
designed 1833
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
wood; metal; glass; ivory; hair; cotton (overall material)
overall: 3 1/2 in x 11 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 29.845 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Samuel Moore
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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