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A gasometer stores and measures gas. The type shown here was sometimes associated with the Swedish chemist, Jőns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848). The inscription reads "Central Scientific Co. CENCO U.S.A. Pat applied for."
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.
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Object Name
Central Scientific Company
Central Scientific Company
place made
United States
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
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
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Gift of University of Virginia Department of Chemistry
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National Museum of American History
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