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Typical modern-day fleakers with their patented caps.

Typical modern-day fleakers with their patented caps.

The 29th issue of Museum Notes highlights a recent innovation in laboratory glassware known as the “fleaker” and traces its historical antecedents to a late 19th-century innovation known as the “beaker flask.”

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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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