Acetylization Flask

Acetylization Flask

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This type of acetylization flask was used for determining menthol in oil-of-peppermint, etc. This example is probably made of Nonsol, a brand of borosilicate glass that was developed by the Whitall Tatum Company and introduced to market in 1902. The condensing tube is missing.
Ref: Arthur H. Thomas, Laboratory Apparatus and Reagents (Philadelphia, 1921), p. 287.
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Object Name
Flask, Acetylization
Physical Description
glass, ?, transparent (overall material)
overall: 5 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
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Credit Line
Gift of George Washington University, School of Pharmacy; Accession 259201 (1964)
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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