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Funnel tube

Funnel tube

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Description (Brief)
The thistle tube, also known as a funnel tube, has a long stem and at least one bulb. It is used to add liquid to a reaction vessel, often through a rubber stopper.
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Object Name
funnel tube
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
overall: 22.2 cm x 2.8 cm; 8 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in
overall: 8 3/4 in x 2 in x 1 in; 22.225 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
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Credit Line
June W. Leonard
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Science & Mathematics
Science Under Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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