General view of assorted apparatus used in the Steel Corrosion Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Fixed Nitrogen Research facility located in Washington, D.C. Apparatus include a constant volume compensometer, thermocouple switches and potentiometer, flowmeter, and valve blocks heated by electric lights.
The Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory (F.N.R.L.) was established at American University in 1919 under the directorship of Arthur B. Lamb. Initially part of the War Department, the F.N.R.L. was the successor to several wartime initiatives to develop a secure domestic supply of nitrate compounds necessary for the manufacture of explosives during World War I. With a staff of about 110 individuals, including 35 to 50 chemists, the F.N.R.L. focused on the manufacture, production, and development of products of atmospheric nitrogen, including munitions and fertilizers.
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“Assorted Apparatus in the Steel Corrosion Laboratory,” January 8, 1930. Travis P. Hignett Collection of Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory Photographs, Box 2. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/1v53jx108.
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