Kipp Gas Generator

Kipp Gas Generator

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Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) was a Dutch pharmacist who, in 1844, published designs for two simple gas generators that were blown for him by the master German glassblower Heinrich Geissler (1814–1879). The second of the two became the Kipp gas generator.
Homburg, Ernst. “The Story behind the Name 4: Kipp’s Apparatus.” Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group Newsletter, 2001.
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Object Name
gas generator
Kipp & Zonen
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 25 in x 7 1/2 in; 63.5 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 23 7/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 60.6425 cm x 19.3675 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Lab
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Science & Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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I just saw one of these at my niece's house. SHe got it from her father, a chemist at UNC-Chapel Hill. We had no idea what it was.

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