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Jar of Efflorescence Labelled 'Nitre from the walls of the Museum', Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 41667
Object Type:
Place Created: Oxford England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Chemistry By Discipline  
Accession Number: 1952-38
Brief Description: Glass bottle with large cork, containing an off-white powder.

Several of the chemists who worked in the chemical laboratory in the basement of the Ashmolean Museum (Old Ashmolean) in the 18th and early 19th centuries made serious studies of the nitrous efflorescence that occurred on the stone walls of the building.
Primary Inscriptions: Labelled in manuscript 'Nitre from the walls of the Museum'.
Provenance: From the Daubeny Laboratory, Oxford. Originally from the Chemical Laboratory in the Ashmolean Museum (Old Ashmolean).
Collection Group:
Material(s): Glass
Cork
Paper
Salt efflorescence
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
163 61 mm

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