Geissler Tube and Stand

Object Name: 
Geissler Tube and Stand

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Object Name: 
Geissler Tube and Stand
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 10.0 cm, L: 16.0 cm, Diam (base): 5.6 cm
On Display
about 1870-1915
Primary Description: 
Colorless, blue, brown non-lead glasses, wood; glass, lampworked, wood turned. Horizontal tube with a bulbous section at each end, enclosing a glass tube formed into the word "Paris" in script, with a glass stem in the center, projecting down, which fits into a turned wood stem and foot. A wire runs through the tube and has metal fastenings at each end, with loops. The horizontal tube is filled with blue liquid.
Gemmary, Source
inside cylinder