Category Archives: 1820s

Gasometer, 1829


Hutchinson’s spirometer was based on the gasometer, a common device used by scientists, chemists and glassblowers.  From Brande, William Thomas, and William James MacNeven. “A manual of chemistry; containing the principal facts of the science arranged in the order in which they are discussed and illustrated in the lectures at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. With plates.” New York, 1829,page 68.