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Instruments of Science & Technology / A COLLECTION OF GIESSLER TUBES, ENGLISH, EARLY 20TH CENTURY, (19)
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Giessler tubes were a popular scientific novelty in the early 20th century, in both English and American markets. When a current is passed through the tube, the contents would be illuminated. The designs became increasingly elaborate, with twisting glass formations and fluorescent liquids adding to their decorative appeal.