Bras weights used by Wollaston, c 1800.

Bras weights used by Wollaston, c 1800.
3 1 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Description

There are ink and pencil inscriptions in the case. William Hyde Wollaston (1766-1828) was a notable English chemist who researched into both chemistry and optics. In particular, his research into platinum resulted in his discovery of two new metals, palladium (1803) and rhodium (1804).

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