Geissler Tube

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Object Name: 
Geissler Tube
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
2011.4.48
Dimensions: 
Overall L: 46.5 cm, Diam: 2.9 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1876
Credit Line: 
Gift of Burchard P. Romain
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, gases, metal filament; blown, hot-worked, assembled. Colorless glass tube with seven bulbs of varying sizes (two of which are tinted yellow) on either end flanking central cylindrical double-walled portion containing yellowish tinted internal tube. Metal filaments fixed to both ends of tube. Tube filled with gases.
Provenance: 
Romain, Burchard P., Source
2011-05-24