Condensing Tube

Condensing Tube

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Condensing tubes are used to cool and liquify vapors. The form did not originate with the German chemist, Justus von Liebig, but was often associated with him. The "A. H. T. Co. Phila, U.S.A. - Made in Germany" inscription indicates that this example was sold by the Arthur H. Thomas Co. in Philadelphia.
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Object Name
Condensing Tube
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 20 in; 50.8 cm
overall; approximate: 21 in x 14 1/4 in x 2 in; 53.34 cm x 36.195 cm x 5.08 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Lab
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National Museum of American History
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