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Chemist at work in government laboratory, 1895.

Chemist at work in government laboratory, 1895.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 25cm x 32cm


This exhibit from the Chemistry Gallery in the Science Museum, London, shows a reconstruction of a scientist at work in the extensive laboratory of the Government Chemist in Clements Inn Pasage, London. The laboratory was the most advanced in design of its time. Features included a central hot water supply which provided a constant hot plate and drying cupboard facilities. Other apparatus included a microscope, flash-point apparatus, refractometer, polarimeter and a centrifuge for milk analysis.

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