Bodensee Perkin-Elmer Museum of Instrumental Analysis files
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In 1954, Perkin-Elmer acquired Askania GmbH and set up operations. At the same time they began to gather primary and secondary materials for a museum dedicated to instrumental analysis. This became the Bodensee Perkin-Elmer Museum of Instrumental Analysis, Uberlingen. In 2000 it was decided to close the museum and dismantle its collections, a large portion of which were transferred to the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia, PA.
For a more detailed inventory, please view this record in our library catalog: https://othmerlib.sciencehistory.org/record=b1070086~S6
Although these are not the complete records of the museum, they give a more than adequate idea of the museum's scope, collections policy and research interests.
Organized into five series. Series 1. Museum Adminstration Files; Series 2. Research Files Series 3. Technical Information Files; Series 4. Workshops; Series 5. Miscellaneous.
These are the surviving files of the scientific instrumentation museum established by the European branch of the Perkin-Elmer Corporation in Bodensee, Germany. The processed portion of this collection is arranged into four series: Museum Administration Files, Research Files, Technical Information Files and Workshops. The unprocessed portions are broadly listed as Miscellaneous. Collection partially processed in 2003.
Many of the instruments once exhibited at the museum are now part of the Chemical Heritage Foundation's Analytical Instruments Collection and may be on display in the museum.
Source of acquisition--Perkin-Elmer Instruments. Method of acquisition--Gift;; Date of acquisition--2002..
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