Florence Flask

Florence Flask

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The Florence flask, a simple and inexpensive vessel, usually of glass, with round bottom and relatively long neck, has long been a standard piece of chemical equipment. According to an account from 1834: “They are to be had of oilmen, who sell the empty flasks, after having disposed of the Florence oil they contained.”
Ref: John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1834), p. 10.
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Object Name
Florence Flask
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 19 1/2 in x 10 in; 49.53 cm x 25.4 cm
overall: 19 1/2 in x 10 in; 49.53 cm x 25.4 cm
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
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National Museum of American History
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