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Object ID 003772

Object Name Blue Litmus test paper tube

Object Desc Thin metal circular tube with brown paper covering the body of the tube. A rectangle box holds the product information.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003783

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords test paper,litmus paper,Central Scientific Company,medical,

Title Blue Litmus test paper tube

Description Tall thin circular container. Mainly metal, but the body of the container is covered with brown paper. Has lid, but will not come off. 10008 is written above the item's title, and 1 QR. is written below. A large rectangle houses the item title, along with the maker, Central Scientific Company and their locations


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.25

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2

Circumference 6.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Central Scientific Company

Maker Details Has locations in New York, Boston, Chicago, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Founded in 1900 in Chicago. Made and distributed scientific learning materials for schools and universities by mail order. The assets were sold off in 1974.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3783



Date OCT 16,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes The paper covering the main body of the container is quite discolored. Some light drops-looks like water or a light colored paint. Noticable crease on one side of the label. The bottom metal part is quite discolored.


Date NOV 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 17 from Room 1, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin

Date NOV 6,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date NOV 6,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Dr. Joseph Eisenberg Exhibit from Room 9, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin