Frontismatter and plates have been digitized from this volume on poisonous substances. Chromolithographed frontispiece plate illustrates a blood spectra. Digitized plates depict various poisonous substances under…
- Circa 1965
Informational pamphlet for new Rohm and Haas Company employees, with an emphasis on the architecture of and materials used in the Rohm and Haas home office building located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia. Included…
- 1986-Aug-25 (First session)
- 1992-Jan-22 (Second session)
In the first interview, Walter Stockmayer describes early influences directing him towards the chemical sciences. Stockmayer first became interested in the mathematical aspects of physical chemistry as an undergraduate…
Modern reproduction of the first electric battery invented by Alessandro Volta in 1800. Base and top are wooden. Between the base and top rests a stack or pile of 46 copper-zinc cells. Electrodes used to tranfer the…
- 1986-Apr-14 (First session)
- 1986-May-27 (Second session)
Roy Plunkett starts this conversation with James Bohning by describing his family background. As the family were members of the Church of the Brethren it was natural for Plunkett to attend Manchester College, where Paul…
- 1999-Sep-16 (First session)
- 1999-Sep-17 (Second session)
George Rathmann discusses his upbringing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his undergraduate work in physical chemistry at Northwestern University, and later his graduate studies in physical chemistry at Princeton University.…
- 2001-Aug-13 (First interview)
- 2001-Aug-30 (Second interview)
- 2002-Aug-15 (Third interview)
Robert L. McNeil, Jr. begins his interview by discussing his parent's heritage and the evolution of the Firm of Robert McNeil, the drugstore started by his grandfather. As young men, McNeil and his brother worked as…
Formaldehyde Gas as a Germicidal and Disinfecting Agent as Employed with the Sanitary Formaldehyde Regenerator
A brochure about the value of using formaldehyde gas for disinfection measures created by a company that sold formaldehyde regenerators, the instrument used to produce and distribute formaldehyde gas. Includes tables of…
Eugene Garfield begins the interview with a discussion of The Johns Hopkins University Welch Library indexing project. Garfield joined this project in 1951, during which he became involved in machine methods for…
- Interviewee Garfield, Eugene, 1925-2017
- Interviewer Williams, Robert V.
- Subject Citation indexes, Science--Abstracting and indexing, Garfield, Eugene, 1925-2017, Chemistry--Nomenclature, Chemistry--Notation, Information scientists, Information science, Communication in science, Technology--Abstracting and indexing, Information scientists--Biography, Humanities--Abstracting and indexing
- 2009-Sep-24 (First session)
- 2009-Nov-23 (Second session)
- 2010-Feb-27 (Third session)
- 2010-Jun-28 (Fourth session)
Herman Fialkov was born in 1922 and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Herman attended City College of New York, studying engineering. He left college to take a job with Emerson Radio Corporation attending night school at…
- Interviewee Fialkov, Herman, 1922-2012
- Interviewer Brock, David C., Ulrych, Richard
- Subject Engineers, General Instrument Corporation, Businesspeople--Biography, Businesspeople, Electronic industries, New business enterprises, Entrepreneurship, Fialkov, Herman, 1922-2012, Engineers--Biography, Rock, Arthur, 1926-, Semiconductors
- 1990-Nov-09 (First session)
- 1991-May-29 (Second session)
William von Eggers Doering begins these interviews with a discussion of his early life and family background. His parents were both musicians, and met while they were both studying music in Leipzig. When World War I…
- Interviewee Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-
- Interviewer Bohning, James J.
- Subject Chemistry, Hickrill Chemical Research Foundation, Yale University, Woodward, R. B. (Robert Burns), 1917-1979, Procter & Gamble Company, Doering, W. von E. (William Von Eggers), 1917-, Chemistry, Organic, Harvard University, Quinine, Chemists--Biography, Columbia University, Chemists
In this interview, Claude K. Deischer discusses his life and his career as a chemist and historian of chemistry. Initially, Deischer recollects his childhood and early education. He then speaks about his undergraduate…
- 1880 – 1899
This leather case, most likely a domestic kit designed for home use, appears to contain vials of powder China paint pigments, which are commonly used on porcelain/ceramic.
Folding black leather case that can be secured…
This interview discusses Frank J. Biondi's education, career, and involvement in The Electrochemical Society, beginning with college experiences as a chemical engineering major at Lehigh University and initial work at…
Exterior view of the Rohm and Haas Company home office located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Circular glass container with black screw cap lid. Container is filled with white ointment. Brown paper label reads "RAY-NOX" in light brown text.
This early sunscreen, 10-15% PABA (para-aminobenzoic acid or…
- After 1849 – before 1887
Description of operating procedures at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia.
Approximate value of Coinage of U.S. in Gold and Silver from the beginning in 1792 to 30th June, 1882
Calculations written on U.S. Mint letterhead, approximating the value of gold and silver coinage of the United States.
Booth's comments on the experiments made by A.E. Outerbridge on volatilization of silver of standard fineness.
Rough draft of a letter dealing with the results of Outerbridge’s experiments on the volatilization of standard silver. Letter is unsigned but is written in Booth's hand.
In this letter, J. H. Rushton of the National Defense Research Committee requests an update on the status of F and G model oxygen meter instruments.
Developed from a Linus Pauling design during WWII, the technology…
Potentiometers are used to measure electromotive force (emf) by balancing it with a known emf. The concept was first developed in 1841 by J. C. Poggendorff and improved throughout the 19th century by Latimer Clark and…