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Physical Description:
glass (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 in x 5/16 in; 7.62 cm x .79375 cm
Object Name:
test tube
Description:
The test tube is one of the most commonly used pieces of laboratory ware, available in many sizes ranging from less than 1 inch to 6 inches in length. The for came into use in England in the early years of the nineteenth century. It is the perfect shape and size to hold small amounts of substances, usually liquid, which are then manipulated in some way, such as being placed over the flame of a Bunsen burner.
Location:
Currently not on view
Credit Line:
Gift of University of South Carolina
ID Number:
CH.315121.054
Catalog number:
315121.054
Accession number:
215563
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-6c43-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1341421