Orsat-Muencke Apparatus

Orsat-Muencke Apparatus

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Description
Louis Orsat (b. 1837) was a Frenchman who, in 1874, registered a patent for a device for analyzing the flue gases of locomotives. This version of Orsat's apparatus was developed by the Robert Muencke apparatus firm in Berlin.
Ref: Charles Edward Groves and William Thorp, eds., Chemical Technology (Philadelphia, 1900), vol. 3, pp. 137-139.
Henry Heil & Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 47.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
gas analysis apparatus
Measurements
case: 21 in x 12 1/4 in x 5 in; 53.34 cm x 31.115 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 22 in x 12 3/8 in x 7 in; 55.88 cm x 31.4325 cm x 17.78 cm
ID Number
CH.316412
catalog number
316412
accession number
223721
Credit Line
Transfer from Department of Defense, U.S. Military Academy
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