The Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Highlighted Item:The 20th issue of Notes from The Oesper Collections describes a unique chemical apparatus known as a "Twichell Acidometer" invented by Henry Twitchell of Cincinnati in 1870. Henry and his sons, Ernest and George Twitchell, all played significant roles in the development of science in 19th- and early 20th-century Cincinnati.
This site highlights the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry, which are a joint venture of the Ralph E. Oesper Chemistry-Biology Library of the University of Cincinnati and of the Department of Chemistry of the University of Cincinnati. The collections consist of three components: The Apparatus Museum, the rare Books and Journals collection, and the historical Portraits and Prints collection. Each of these may be separately accessed either by selecting the appropriate tab or by clicking on the various highlighted links. The origins of the collections may be accessed by selecting the link for History and the origins of this website by selecting the link for Credits.
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