Desiccator

Desiccator

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Description
This type of glass desiccator is associated with the German chemist, Carl Remigius Fresenius (1818-1897). An example of “Fresenius’s Desiccator for drying alkaloids by simply exposing them in a close vessel over sulphuric acid” was shown to a local English chemical association in 1875.
Ref: Henry Heil Instrument Co., Illustrated Catalogue and Price-List of Chemical Apparatus (St. Louis, 1903), p. 215.
“Leeds Chemists Association,” The Pharmaceutical Journal and Transactions (Dec. 1875): 512.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Desiccator
Fresenius Desiccator
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15.2 cm x 12.7 cm; 6 in x 5 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 13.0175 cm
ID Number
1991.0691.42
accession number
1991.0691
catalog number
1991.0691.42
Credit Line
June W. Leonard
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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