Laboratory glassware, 1960

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Laboratory glassware, 1960

Glass has been the essential material in laboratory apparatus for hundreds of years, due to its versatility in terms of the shapes it can be worked into. Standardisation of shapes, sizes and joints mean that elaborate apparatus can be assembled quickly and cheaply. This particular example is for carrying out a distillation under reduced pressure.

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