Blowpipe

Blowpipe

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Description
A blowpipe is used to direct a jet of air into a flame in order to produce a high heat. The form was used for practical purposes for many years before it became a tool of the chemist. This form was favored by the British chemist, Joseph Black (1728-1799).
Ref: John Griffin, A Practical Treatise on the Use of the Blowpipe (Glasgow, 1827), p. 10.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
Blowpipe
Measurements
overall: 215 mm x 700 mm x 19 mm; 8 7/16 in x 27 9/16 in x 3/4 in
overall: 8 9/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 13/16 in; 21.74875 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.06375 cm
ID Number
1981.0708.13
catalog number
1981.0708.13
accession number
1981.0708
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National Museum of American History
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