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Drying Tube

Drying Tube

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Description
This U-shaped glass tube came from the Draper family. It may have been used to dry hydrogen gas, and may date from the mid-nineteenth century.
Ref: John Joseph Griffin, Chemical Recreations (Glasgow, 1847), p. 234.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Drying Tube
Measurements
overall: 105 mm x 53 mm x 16 mm; 4 1/8 in x 2 1/16 in x 5/8 in
overall: 4 1/8 in x 2 1/8 in x 5/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 5.3975 cm x 1.5875 cm
ID Number
CH.334004.041
catalog number
334004.041
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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