FINE BLOWPIPE, possibly German, 19th century, made of clear lacquered brass, 10″ (25 cm) long, with removable nozzle and turned bone mouthpiece. Very finely constructed, likely a Lingke manufacture, the blowpipe is in very fine condition. In use one blows a fine high speed stream of air into a flame, richly oxygenating the combustion and creating much higher temperatures capable of melting or vaporizing or oxidizing or reducing samples, when performing chemical and mineral analysis.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected]
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