Woulff Bottle

Woulff Bottle

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Description
A Woulff bottle is a vessel with two (or sometimes three) outlets. Peter Woulff (1727-1803), a chemist of apparently Irish descent, described the form in 1767. References to Woulff (or Woulfe) bottles have appeared in technical literature since the early nineteenth century.
Ref: Peter Woulff, “Experiments on the Distillation of Acids, Volatile Alkalies, &c.,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London (1767), p. 517.
“Woulff's Apparatus” in A. & C. R. Aikin, A Dictionary of Chemistry and Mineralogy (London, 1807), vol. 2, pp. 541-542.
John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1834), pp. 45-46.“Muriatic Acid” in A. & C.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Woulff Bottle
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: 12 cm x 7.6 cm x 7 cm; 4 3/4 in x 3 in x 2 3/4 in
overall: 4 3/4 in x 3 in; 12.065 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
CH.334000
catalog number
334000
accession number
304826
Credit Line
Gift of John William Christopher Draper and James Christopher Draper
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