Fresenius Desiccator

Fresenius Desiccator

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Glass desiccator of the sort associated with the German chemist, Carl Remigius Fresenius (1818-1897). An example of “Fresenius’s Desiccator for drying alkaloids by simply exposing them in a close vessel over sulphuric acid” was shown to a local English chemical association in 1875.
Ref: Henry Heil Instrument Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 215.
“Leeds Chemists Association,” The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (Dec. 1875): 512.
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Object Name
Desiccator, Fresnius
Fresenius Desiccator
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 8 in x 5 3/4 in; 20.32 cm x 14.605 cm
lid: 4 in; 10.16 cm
overall: 8 in x 5 7/8 in; 20.32 cm x 14.9225 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Stevens Institute of Technology
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National Museum of American History
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