Carbon water filter, London, England, 1890–1915

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Carbon water filter, London, England, 1890–1915. Some diseases can be spread through contaminated water. These include dysentery and cholera. Carbon absorbs impurities present in water making it much safer to drink. The carbon filter is inside the earthenware container and filtered water is poured out of the tap at the bottom. This large filter measures 425 mm high and was probably used in the home or in the workplace to provide fresh water. Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: c4dy3p3g.

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