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Gasometer

Gasometer

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Description
A gasometer (aka gas holder) stores and measures gas. The type shown here was sometimes associated with the renowned Swedish chemist, Jőns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848).
Ref: Benjamin Pike, Jr., Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical and Philosophical Instruments (New York, 1848), vol. 2, pp. 81-82.
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Apparatus and Supplies for Chemical and Biological Laboratories (Rochester, 1903), p. 244-246.
Central Scientific Co., Physical and Chemical Apparatus (Chicago, 1909), p. 313.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Gasometer
maker
Central Scientific Company
Central Scientific Company
place made
United States
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 24 in x 10 1/4 in; 60.96 cm x 26.035 cm
overall: 26 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in; 67.945 cm x 29.845 cm x 28.575 cm
ID Number
CH.322758
catalog number
322758
accession number
251007
Credit Line
Gift of University of Virginia Department of Chemistry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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