Tall cylindrical furnace, England, 1820-1900
This furnace was probably used to heat substances during chemical experi-ments. 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).
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