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Gun Barrel

Gun Barrel

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Description
This iron barrel of a gun came from T. Morris Perot III, a businessman whose ancestors established a malting company (or brewery) in Philadelphia in the late eighteenth century. Joseph Priestley had similar gun barrels in his laboratory and used them for chemical experiments.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Barrel of a Gun
Measurements
overall: 82.5 mm x 38 mm; 3 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 33 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 3.81 cm x 84.1375 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
CH.328878
catalog number
328878
accession number
277638
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. T. Morris Perot, III
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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