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Matrass

Matrass

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Description
This dark green glass matrass (or bolt head) belonged to Joseph Priestley (1733-1804), the accomplished and controversial English chemist and natural philosopher, and was undoubtedly made after his immigration to the United States in 1794. It might have been used for distillation.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
flask
Date made
18th century
date made
1790s
used by
Priestley, Joseph
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 1/2 in x 4 in; 29.21 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
CH.315355.19
accession number
13305
catalog number
315355.19
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Frances D. Priestley
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Chemistry
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Joseph Priestley
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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