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
(via Henry Guttmann/Getty Images) The Alchemist by David Teniers The Younger, mid-1600s (via Histohotels ) Edison's Menlo Park Laboratory
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The college, founded in 1869, was the first for female undergraduates.
(via Reinhold Thiele/Thiele/Getty Images) Rutherford in his lab at McGill, c. 1905 (via McGill Faculty Of Science blog ) Mrs. M.M. Brooke, a chemist in her laboratory at the Corby Baking Company, c. 1922 (via Shorpy ) Marie Curie and Pierre Curie in their laboratory (via Honors Physics ) Dr. Hale Charch, a member of the team which invented moisture proof cellophane in his laboratory, c. 1927
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.
(via Keystone/Getty Images) Thomas A. Edison Laboratories, Building No. 5., West Orange, New Jersey (via Library Of Congress ) Edison Botanic Research Laboratory, Fort Myers, Florida (via Edison & Ford Winter Estates Blog ) Plasma from American blood donors is being used during operations at British hospitals in World War II
National Institute of Research in Hampstead, January 8 1941
(via Keystone/Getty Images) A man working with laboratory equipment, 1943 (via Express/Express/Getty Images) Unidentified student in a science laboratory, mid-1940s (via Sarah Lawrence College Archives ) ENIAC, the first fully electronic digital computer, 1946 (via Millersville University and Computer History )