Graphic representation of the periodic table of chemical elements in the style of a symmetrical series table constructed as a quadrangle. This type of table was originated by Estonian-born German chemist Andreas von Antropoff (1878-1956) in 1926 and classified by chemist Edward G. Mazurs as Subtype IIIC3-6a in his seminal work Types of Graphic Representation of the Periodic System of Chemical Elements (1957). This illustration, likely adapted by Mazurs himself, appears to be a modified version of Figure 83 on page 147 of Mazurs' 1957 publication.
1925 (Original design), Circa 1957 (Date attributed to slide)
Antropoff, Andreas von, and Edward G. Mazurs. “Symmetrical Series Table Constructed as a Quadrangle.” Glass (material), circa 1926–1957. Edward G. Mazurs Collection of Periodic Systems Images, Box 1. Science History Institute. Philadelphia. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/5x21tf81d.
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