Vessels used by Professor Joseph Black

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Vessels used by Professor Joseph Black

These glass vessels were used by Professor Joseph Black between 1766 and 1799. They were possible made in Leith, near Edinburgh.

One of a collection of apparatus and instruments from Edinburgh University used by Professors Black, Hope and Gregory - 3 retorts used by Dr Joseph Black, 1766 - 1799, supposedly made in Leith

Professor Joseph Black, 1728 - 1799, was a distinguished researcher and teacher of chemistry. He was the first to identify carbon dioxide within air and developed the theories of latent heat and specific heat.

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Online ID: 000-000-099-845-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0088: Innovators and Innovations (multimedia essay)
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1858.275.40
Date: 1766 - 1799
Between 1766 and 1799
Material: Glass
What: Retort
Subject: 4. CHEMISTRY, Apparatus and instruments, general (Departmental Classification)
Who: Joseph Black (scientist)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Leith
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