Bacterial Filter

Bacterial Filter

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In 1884, Charles Chamberland (1851-1908), a French microbiologist working with Louis Pasteur in Paris, designed a filter that could remove bacteria from water. The inscriptions on this example read "F. Societe du Filtre Chamberland Systeme Pasteur. H. B. & Cie / 58 Rue Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Paris Choisy-le-Roi" and "Made in France / Controle."
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Object Name
Filter, Chamberland
filter, Chamberland
filter, bacterial
Date made
H.B. & Cie.
Hautin, Boulenger and Company
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
France: Île-de-France, Choisy-le-Roi
Physical Description
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 24 cm x 3.8 cm; 9 7/16 in x 1 1/2 in
overall: 9 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 24.4475 cm x 4.1275 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Parke, Davis and Company; Accession 109831 (1930)
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