Abel's Flash Point Apparatus, London, 1910-1912

Made:
1910-1912 in London
supplier:
Baird and Tatlock (London) Limited

Abel's flash-point apparatus for petroleum, with two mercury thermometers by Baird & Tatlock Ltd., London, 1910-12, serial no. 3163.

This instrument was adopted as the standard pattern by the Indian and German governments and is identical in construction and use with Abel’s apparatus with the addition of clockwork to open the cover and depress the flame. This means that the pendulum is rendered unnecessary.

Details

Category:
Experimental Chemistry
Object Number:
1912-146
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), cotton, glass, ivory, lead alloy, mercury, nickel and stainless steel
type:
flash point apparatus
taxonomy:
  • tools and equipment
credit:
VWR International