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Unexpected Stories from Science’s Past
August 7, 2018 Environment

Water Fit for a King

Eleanor Roosevelt thanks a chemical engineering firm in Philadelphia for manufacturing water for the king and queen of England on their visit to America.

letter from Eleanor Roosevelt

This video highlights a collection of letters from Eleanor Roosevelt to a chemical engineering firm in Philadelphia—thanking them for manufacturing water for a visit from the king and queen of England.

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