Test Glass

Test Glass

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This V-shaped glass with pouring lip and foot was designed for chemical experiments. The form, sometimes termed a graduated measure glass, is associated with Thomas Clark (1801-1867), a Scotsman who, in 1833, became professor of chemistry at Marischal College in Aberdeen. The sides of this example are graduated to 1 oz. and 8 drams.
Ref: Richard Griffin & Co., Descriptive Catalogue of Chemical Apparatus (Glasgow, 1841), pp. 55 and 82-83.
Ref: Benjamin Pike, Jr., Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Apparatus (New York, 1848), vol. 2, p. 65.
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Object Name
Graduate, Apothecary
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
overall: 10.3 cm x 5.7 cm; 4 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in
overall: 4 1/8 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in; 10.4775 cm x 7.62 cm x 6.985 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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National Museum of American History
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