Liebig's Apparatus for the Elementary Analysis of Organic Compounds, 1831 (Replica)

Liebig's Apparatus for the Elementary Analysis of Organic Compounds, 1831 (Replica)

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Description
This is a replica of the apparatus that the German chemist, Justus von Liebig (1803-1873) used for his elementary analysis of organic compounds, in the early 1830s. It consists of an iron tray, 5 x 17 x 3 in., on legs, to receive charcoal and the analysis tube. Auxiliaries are the potash bulb and support stands, tongs and charcoal tray, feather brush and bellows.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
analytical apparatus (replica)
Date made
1831
replica 1831
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
tray: 5 in x 17 in x 3 in; 12.7 cm x 43.18 cm x 7.62 cm
overall tray on stand: 8 5/8 in x 19 3/4 in x 5 1/4 in; 21.9075 cm x 50.165 cm x 13.335 cm
overall auxillaries in box: 11 in x 19 in x 8 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 48.26 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CH.316711
catalog number
316711
accession number
226396
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National Museum of American History
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