Tall cylindrical furnace

Made:
1820-1900 in England
A630661, Tall cylindrical firing chamber, English, 1820-1900 and Green glass swan necked retort, English(?), 1760-1870,

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A630661, Tall cylindrical firing chamber, English, 1820-1900 and Green glass swan necked retort, English(?), 1760-1870,
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Tall cylindrical firing chamber, English, 1820-1900

This furnace was probably used to heat substances during chemical experiments. Shaped like a tall tapering cylinder on three legs, the outside is made from iron with a firebrick lining. This cylindrical furnace was probably built in England. It is shown here with a swan-necked glass retort (A630052).

Details

Category:
Pharmacy-ware
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
A630661
Materials:
furnace, iron and lining, firebrick
Measurements:
diameter: 420mm
height: 850mm
type:
furnace
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust