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Bell Jar for Vacuum Experiments

A small bell jar made of glass. The jar is double-walled, and formed of two jar shapes, the smaller nested inside the larger and the two sealed around the bottom rim. The jar is closed with a rounded top at one end, which narrows to a glass point.

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Primary Materials: Glass


Dimensions (cm): Height = 10, Circumference = 6.5


If place over a pump, and a seal created around the base, the air inside the glass can be evacuated, creating a vacuum which can be used in experiments. The double wall may be to insulate the interior. This jar may be a demonstration piece made by a glass blower.


Excellent. Some barely visible scratches but otherwise in perfect condition.

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Department of Physics, University of Toronto

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