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Still With Water-Cooled Head, by Antoine Baume?, English?, Late 18th Century

Inventory Number: 44525
Object Type:
Persons: Antoine Baume
Date Created:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1956-47
Brief Description: Copper and pewter still with a water cooled head. The spout of the head is fitted with a stopcock.

Vertical mark in brass? is evident the full height of the exterior of both the head and still, and in a circle on the base of the still. These appear to relate to construction of the vessels. No corresponding marks are evident in the vessel interiors.
Primary Inscriptions: White label on still head exterior and another loose inside : "194" in pencil.
Provenance: Purchased by the Museum from Dr E. Weil, London in 1956. The still is believed to have come from the laboratory of Antoine Baume (1728-1804), pharmacist and inventor of the hydrometer.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
495 350 mm


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