Abrasive Mixing Machine (Model)

Abrasive Mixing Machine (Model)

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Description
Edward G. Acheson (1856-1931), a chemist from Pittsburgh, discovered a way to synthesize silicon carbide, an extremely hard substance, and named it carborundum. He formed the Carborundum Company in Pennsylvania in 1890, and moved it to Niagara Falls, N.Y. in 1895. The Smithsonian mounted an exhibit showcasing Acheson and his work in 1930. The Carborundum Company gave this model of an abrasive mixing machine to the Smithsonian in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
mixing machine
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
model: 10 in; 25.4 cm
base: 11 in x 9 1/8 in; 27.94 cm x 23.1775 cm
overall: 9 9/16 in x 10 7/8 in x 9 1/8 in; 24.28875 cm x 27.6225 cm x 23.1775 cm
ID Number
CH.319524
catalog number
319524
accession number
118902
Credit Line
Gift of the Carborundum Company
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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