Chemical Separator(?)

Title

Chemical Separator(?)

Subject

Physics Demonstration

Description

Physical Description:
Object has a tin fume/exhaust fanout on the top connected to the body by a white ceramic chute. The chute is connected to a white ceramic lid with a port branching out at the base of the exhaust chute creating a T-shaped pipeway. The top has two curved hooks that guide metal pins to the base of the object. The base consists of a white ceramic donut with a ring gasket in the center that a glass chamber sits on. The pins hold the lid in place with metal thumb screws. The glass chamber is a cylinder with a hole on the side. An L-shaped glass tube sits in the hole and the surrounding space of the hole is filled with a rubber and cork stopper. The part of the L-shaped tube that sits in the chamber has orange staining on the bottom.

Functional Description:
The object is used for the separation of chemicals based on a method of heat separation. A heat source sits below the object heating up a chemical in the glass chamber. The L-shaped glass piece in the chamber collects a gas of some form and the rest of the gas in the chamber flows into the branching port at the top of the lid. Any excess gas flows out the top through the exhaust flume.

Creator

Gary Spikberg, Andrew Merdzinski, Andrew Stanley, Nick Lesko

Format

Physical Object

Language

English

Type

Chemical Separator of some kind?

Identifier

There was no plate with a MCMT number

Physical Dimensions

11cm width x 20cm tall x 12.5 cm length (exhaust stem)

Materials

Ceramic, Glass, Rubber, Tin, Cork, Brass

Maker

Gaertner - Chicago

Inscriptions

Gaertner - Chicago

Location

AOB Annex

Files

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Collection

Citation

Gary Spikberg, Andrew Merdzinski, Andrew Stanley, Nick Lesko, “Chemical Separator(?),” Michigan Tech Inventory of Historic Scientific Instruments, accessed September 24, 2020, https://ihsi.omeka.net/items/show/180.

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