Chemistry set in a mahogany case

1900-1910 in United Kingdom

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Chemistry set in mahogany case, probably English, 1900-1910, owned by Dr. A. Bruce, Edinburgh

All the equipment necessary to carry out a range of chemical experiments and research is contained in this set. The case includes test tubes, a measuring cylinder, filter papers and funnel, litmus paper, a pestle, a burette, and chemicals such as hydrogen peroxide, egg albumen and copper sulphate.

This chemistry set was owned and used by Alexander Ninian Bruce, a Scottish physician and neurologist, who studied for his undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Edinburgh from 1901 to 1911. A prize has been set up in his name at the Royal Society in Edinburgh for research in Medical or Veterinary Physiology, awarded to someone working in a Scottish Higher Education Institution.

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Laboratory Medicine
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bottles & test tubes, glass, box, felt, box, mahogany, boxes, tin, dish, china, pipette and burner, glass
chemistry set
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • grinder - tool
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • measure - volume
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • measure - volume
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pounder
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