The Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati
Highlighted Item:An actual surviving example of the Grove cell (Jensen-Thomas Apparatus Collection) and a spare ceramic spacer.
The 23rd issue of Notes from The Oesper Collections highlights the famous Grove nitric acid cell and its later modification by Robert Bunsen which made it into a standard commercial and laboratory source of electrical energy for more than 50 years.
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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