- 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.
- Currently not on view
- 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
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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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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