- Henry Heil (1854-1919) was born in Germany, moved to the United States in 1872, graduated from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy, and established the Henry Heil Chemical Co. in 1882. Heil Scientific, as the firm was later known, donated this complex wooden device to the Smithsonian in 1959. The firm termed it Gay Lussac’s support for retorts, with universal motion and cork-lined jaws.
- Ref: Henry Heil Chemical Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1904), p. 407.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Support, Gay-Lussac's
- Date made
- ca. 1900
- overall: 35.5 cm x 22.8 cm x 17.7 cm; 14 in x 9 in x 6 15/16 in
- overall: 15 in x 10 3/8 in x 9 in; 38.1 cm x 26.3525 cm x 22.86 cm
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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