- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Fresenius Desiccator
- Associated Place
- United States: New Jersey
- Physical Description
- glass (overall material)
- 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
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- June W. Leonard
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- Medicine and Science: Chemistry
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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