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Gay-Lussac's Support

Gay-Lussac's Support

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Support, Gay-Lussac's
Date made
ca. 1900
Measurements
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
ID Number
CH.316639.22
catalog number
316639.22
accession number
225570
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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