Saturday, July 21, 2012

Little gems. . .


Believe it or not, these little guys only stand about 1.5" - 3.5" tall.  There was actually an antique fair next door to our hall at Mega Meet in May and that's where I picked them up.  Not even sure what I will fill them with - I'm just enjoying looking at them for now, all huddled together.

Just wanted to post a little something to tide you over until we get back into town for a longer period of time.  Sorry to be such a slacker.  This summer has been a big blur!!

Have a wonderful weekend -
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7 comments:

pixiedust61 said...

Those are beautiful little jars!

Lee said...

Love the jars! If you decide to part with any of them~let me know. Have a terrific weekend! Lee

Louise Murr said...

Those are so cute. I love those tiny things. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Julie O'Brien said...

I know what they are. There are at least three different types of chemistry glassware. The one with a rounded bottom is called a volumetric flask, used to precisely dilute something. I' m not 100% sure what the cylinder shape ones are called. I think they are used for storage, but I think there's some other cool use for them. I need to look at the others more closely to see what they are.

I can say that they are not vintage, unless the marks on the glass are from a company that doesn't make lab glassware anymore. These are used in modern labs. Not sure how, but a lot of lab glassware ends up at flea markets and antique shops. Your set is nice because they all still have their "lids"-ground glass stoppers. The small size stoppers can be hard to find, and they often are not included with glassware I've seen before.

Julie O'Brien said...

The one on the back left should not have a ground glass stopper that size. It probably should be a rubber or cork stopper about half the length of the one in your photo.

Julie O'Brien said...

The tall and short cylinder pieces on the front row are weighing dishes.

Cassandra said...

As Julie says, the volumetric flask is used for measuring precise volumes of liquid. The other jars I've used in the past as LOD jars (Loss on Drying: you fill with material, stick in incubator, and see how much moisture is lost after a certain amt of time). I love these little guys, so cute! I always wished I could steal them from work ;)