- Six glass vials containing chemicals for spectroscopic work: Barium Chloride; Chloride of Rubidium; Strontium Chloride; Lithium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; and Sodium Chloride. The “J. A. HILGER / 192 TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD / LONDON” inscription in the lid of the box is that of [Johann] Adam Hilger, a German artisan who moved to London around 1870, set up shop at this address in 1875, and dropped his first name soon thereafter.
- These chemicals are associated with the Hilger spectroscope from Smith College, also in the collection.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- chemicals, set of
- Hilger, Adam
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London, City of London
- case: 117 mm x 84 mm x 30 mm; 4 5/8 in x 3 5/16 in x 1 3/16 in
- overall: 1 1/2 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 3.81 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.255 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Smith College
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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