Woulfe bottle, green glass, European, possibly Italian, second half 19th century
A Woulfe bottle is used during chemical analysis to pass gases through a liquid and is named after Peter Woulfe (1727?-1803), an English chemist – although he may have based his design on an existing piece of glassware. These iconic glass bottles can have two or three necks which are used in series and would be connected with tubes.
- Science Museum, Making the Modern World Gallery
- Laboratory Medicine
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- woulfe bottle
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- scientific equipment
- chemical equipment
- laboratory glassware
- Loan: Wellcome Trust
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