Fernbach Flask

Fernbach Flask

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Auguste Fernbach (1860-1939), a biologist working at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, found that a current of air favored the growth of the diptheria bacillus. The Fernbach flask was designed to take advantage of that observation. This example was probably made in Bohemia, and imported into the United States by the Henry Heil Chemical Co.
Ref: Henry Heil Chemical Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 232.
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Object Name
Fernbach Flask
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 8 in; 13.97 cm x 20.32 cm
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Health & Medicine
The Antibody Initiative
Antibody Initiative: Diphtheria
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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