Silver Hand Mirror

Baron Justus von Liebig, a pioneering German chemist as well as a professor at the University of Giessen invented a silver hand mirror in 1835. He created a chemical deposit consisting of a thin layer film of silver onto glass for reflective viewing.

Date:
      1835
Name(s):
      Baron Justus von Liebig
Occupation:
      Chemist,
      Professor at the University of Giessen
Location:
      Germany


Additional Information:

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