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Future Supplies of Laboratory Apparatus and Materials

Nature volume 101, page 84 (04 April 1918) | Download Citation



I HAVE been looking at my list of apparatus and materials which the chemical dealer tells me must wait until the war is over before they can be obtained from Germany. I regret to say the list is a formidable one; I had to add to it this week. Few in our generation will ever knowingly purchase goods made in Germany if they can be obtained from other countries. We feel that German goods must appear to be smeared with the blood of our relatives and countrymen. I take it that my position is much the same as obtains with the heads of other laboratories in the country. Surely, therefore, it is time our British manufacturers realised that it is not much use tinkering with laboratory glass and porcelain ware, if the thousand-and-one other forms of laboratory apparatus have to be purchased in Germany after the war. It seems reasonable to suppose that the orders for laboratory glass and porcelain ware are bound ultimately to accompany the orders for the other requisites.

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