Earthenware retort, Europe, 1801–1930

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Earthenware retort, Europe, 1801–1930. Retorts have long been standard pieces of laboratory equipment. They are used during chemical experiments and large-scale processes such as distillation. Normally made of glass, this example is made from earthenware and is a typical shape, with a long stem and a large bowl. Reagents are placed in the bowl and heated from underneath. It is shown with a similar example (A634003). Contributors: Science Museum, London. Work ID: cfz6jprf.

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