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Flash Point Tester

Flash Point Tester

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Arthur E. Elliott (ca. 1853-1918) was a young Englishman who visited New York in 1873 and, after meeting Prof. Charles F. Chandler, decided to enter the graduate program at the Columbia School of Mines. In the early 1880s, Elliott described a flash point tester suitable for kerosene that would soon be approved by the New York Board of Health. This tester is of that sort.
Ref: Arthur H. Elliott, An Apparatus for Rapid Gas Analysis (New York, 1883).
Boverton Redwood, "The Elliot Flash-Point Tester," Petroleum and Its Products 2 (1906): 577.
Arthur H. Thomas, Laboratory Apparatus and Reagents (Philadelphia, 1921), p. 452.
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Object Name
Flash Point Tester
overall: 11 in x 6 in; 27.94 cm x 15.24 cm
overall in box: 13 1/4 in x 10 3/8 in x 9 7/8 in; 33.655 cm x 26.3525 cm x 25.0825 cm
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Transfer from Department of Defense, U.S. Military Academy
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National Museum of American History
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