Viktor Meyer Apparatus

Viktor Meyer Apparatus

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Viktor Meyer (1848-1897), a German chemist of Jewish heritage, devised an apparatus for determining flash point of a sample of petroleum. This is a laboratory example of that instrument. The cylinder is made of cast iron.
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Viktor Meyer Apparatus
stand: 22 in; 55.88 cm
cylinder: 2 1/4 in; x 5.715 cm
overall: 21 7/8 in x 11 1/4 in x 11 in; 55.5625 cm x 28.575 cm x 27.94 cm
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Gift of University of Pennsylvania
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National Museum of American History
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