Kipp Gas Generator

Kipp Gas Generator

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Petrus Jacobus Kipp (1808–1864) was a Dutch pharmacist who, in 1844, published designs for two simple gas generators that were blown for him by the master German glassblower Heinrich Geissler (1814–1879). The second of the two became the Kipp gas generator. His company, Kipp & Zonen, is still in business today, selling solar and scientific instruments.
Ref: “History - Kipp & Zonen,”
Homburg, Ernst. “The Story behind the Name 4: Kipp’s Apparatus.” Royal Society of Chemistry Historical Group Newsletter, 2001.
Sella, Andrea. “Classic Kit: Kipp’s Apparatus,” Chemistry World (November 2007).
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Object Name
Kipp Gas Generator
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 40 cm x 12.8 cm; 15 3/4 in x 5 1/32 in
overall: 15 5/8 in x 10 in x 4 3/4 in; 39.6875 cm x 25.4 cm x 12.065 cm
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Gift of Rutgers University Department of Physics
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National Museum of American History
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