Test Glass

Test Glass

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Graduate, Apothecary
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 9.3 cm x 6 cm; 3 11/16 in x 2 3/8 in
overall: 3 5/8 in x 2 9/16 in x 2 3/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 6.50875 cm x 6.0325 cm
ID Number
CH.333998.017
catalog number
333997.017
accession number
304826
Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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