Geissler Tube

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Object Name: 
Geissler Tube
Accession Number: 
2014.8.37
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12.7 cm, W: 2.8 cm, D: 2.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1890-1910
Primary Description: 
Geissler Tube. Colorless, transparent brown, transparent blue, and opaque white glasses, metal; lampworked. Glass tube with two ovoid ends, each containing a metal rod. One end has small pulled glass attachment. Tube between ends manipulated into flattened spiral shape made of brown glass. Spiral shape is flanked by two bulbous shapes: one half blue and half brown; one half white and half brown.
Provenance: 
Chayette & Cheval, Source
2014-03-13
Technique: 
Material: 
The Corning Museum of Glass Annual Report 2014 (2014) illustrated, p. 53 (bottom); BIB# 706293