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Jowlabar · Chemical Engineering

A cylindrical, unopened container of paper filters. The container is made from natural tree bark and contained five hundred “No. 00R” 11cm paper filters.

The top and bottom surface are covered in a manufacturer’s label that is brown in colour.

Accession Number: 2017.che.73

Alternative Name:

J. H. Munktells Unrivalled Genuine Swedish Filtering Paper

Primary Materials: Wood.


Dimensions (cm): Height = 10, Diameter = 12.5


Disposable paper filters for chemical operations.


Good: The paper labels are slight damaged,, with small tears and punctures.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: J. H. Munktell, Sweden

Date of Manufacture: Early 20th c.


This artifact was donated by Professor Paul Jowlabar of the University of Toronto Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry. It was acquired by the UTSIC project on December 4, 2017.

Professor Jowlabar acquired a substantial of historical artifacts from his department by saving important items from disposal. He donated his collection to the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology (IHPST) in 2017.

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  • Donated to UTSIC