The Glassware Above My Desk


I am not a chemist. I do have two Erlenmeyer&#185 flasks on the shelf above my desk. One is Pyrex&#174–the good stuff. They’re both 500 ml and take the standard #7 stopper.

I’m not sure where they came from. Probably a lab at Yale-New Haven years ago when I did science stories on Channel 8.

They are used now for sucking hard boiled eggs to demonstrate the power of atmospheric pressure.

I like them. They help reinforce my inherent geekiness.

&#185 – Hats off to Google Chrome. Erlenmeyer is in the browser’s built-in dictionary.

4 thoughts on “The Glassware Above My Desk”

  1. It’s spelled Pyrex, not Pirex. Correct me if I’m wrong, but the closer one appears to be Kimax–Corning’s biggest competitor in the lab glassware market. Both are borosilicate glass.

    1. Yup, Pyrex and Kimax. My spelling error will be repaired. Thanks.

      It’s always good to have a glassware expert stop by.

  2. You’ll want to mark March 31st on your calendar. It’s Bunsen Burner day.
    BTW I LOVE having beakers around the house. Big help in my soap-making projects.

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