Reagent Bottle

Reagent Bottle

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The “ALCOHOL C2 H5 OH.” inscription on this 4 oz. glass bottle identifies the original contents. The "W.T. CO. U.S.A." inscription refers to Whitall Tatum, the manufacturer of the bottle.The “PAT. MAY 1, 1883” on the rim refers to the patent issued to Frank Fanning Jewett (1844-1926), the professor of chemistry at Oberlin College who designed the stopper.
Ref: Frank F. Jewett, “Bottle-Stopper,” U.S. Patent 276,822 (May 1, 1883).
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Object Name
Reagent Bottle
Date made
after 1883
Whitall Tatum Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Millville
overall: 108 mm x 52 mm; 4 1/4 in x 2 1/16 in
over stopper: 14.7 cm; 5 13/16 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/8 in; 14.605 cm x 5.3975 cm
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National Museum of American History
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