Hare, Robert

Hare, Robert,

1781–1858, American chemist, b. Philadelphia. He was professor of chemistry (1819–47) at the medical college of the Univ. of Pennsylvania. Hare made important contributions to early American chemistry. Among his inventions were the oxyhydrogen blowpipe, an electric furnace, and a deflagrator, and his research included work on salts.


See biography by E. F. Smith (1917).

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Hare, Robert

(1781–1858) chemist, educator; born in Philadelphia. Self-taught, he became professor of chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania (1818–47). In 1801, he found the means of producing high temperatures by burning hydrogen and oxygen and invented the blowtorch.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.
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