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Wooden vessels for distilling, beer-making and bathing
Part of Johann Rudolf Glauber's work on 'Philosophical Furnaces', this plate shows 'Wooden Instruments that are to be used instead of [copper] Stills, Baths, and Cauldrons'. Figure I features distillation equipment consisting of a furnace (A), copper globe (B), distilling vessel (C), refrigerator (D) and receiver (E). Figure II shows a 'Balneum' and a 'Wooden Vessel for the making of Beer'. Figure III includes 'A Tub for a moist Bath' and 'A wooden Box for a dry Bath to provoke sweat with Volatile Spirits.' Plate facing p.55 in the book The works of the highly experienced and famous chymist, John Rudolph Glauber, containing great variety of choice secrets in medicine and alchymy ... (English translation by Christopher Packe, London, 1689) Glauber (ca.1604-1670), an alchemist, chemist and chemical engineer, made several improvements to chemical processes and equipment, including furnaces and devices used in distillation.
Original: woodcut engraving. 1689
- Image reference: RS-10417
- The Royal Society
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