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If you love mad science, you are about to be ecstatic. In these amazing historic images of laboratories — many over a century old — you can see the crazy, brilliant scientific instruments of another age.

French scientist Jollivet Castelot in his laboratory, 1880

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The Alchemist by David Teniers The Younger, mid-1600s

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Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory

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Louis Pasteur's laboratory at the Ecole Normale, c. 1885

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The laboratory where Tesla and Westinghouse developed apparatus for AC systems

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Rogers Laboratory Of Physics

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Carlsberg Laboratory, Copenhagen, Denmark

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Female undergraduates at work in the laboratory at Girton College, Cambridge University, c. 1900

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The college, founded in 1869, was the first for female undergraduates.

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Rutherford in his lab at McGill, c. 1905

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Mrs. M.M. Brooke, a chemist in her laboratory at the Corby Baking Company, c. 1922

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Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in their laboratory

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Dr. Hale Charch, a member of the team which invented moisture proof cellophane in his laboratory, c. 1927

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A large bag on his left held water for weeks whilst other control bags showed evaporation in a few days. The cellophane was invented in USA, but that was not waterproof.

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Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 5., West Orange, New Jersey

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Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida

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Plasma from American blood donors is being used during operations at British hospitals in World War II

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National Institute of Research in Hampstead, January 8 1941

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A man working with laboratory equipment, 1943

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Unidentified student in a science laboratory, mid-1940s

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ENIAC, the first fully electronic digital computer, 1946

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