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Aug 1 Apparatus Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building

Aug 1 Dr. Robert Hare Donates Electrical Apparatus to SI

 

Aug 1 Dr. Robert Hare Donates Electrical Apparatus to SI

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Year: 
1848
Month: 
august
Day: 
1
Date: 
Tue, 1848-08-01

The chemical and physical apparatus of Dr. Robert Hare of the University of Pennsylvania is presented by him to the Smithsonian Institution. They are placed on display in the Smithsonian Castle. Secretary Joseph Henry hopes the gift will set a precedent for other potential donors and sees it as supportive of his plan for the Institution.