Still With Water-Cooled Head, by Antoine Baume?, English?, Late 18th Century
|Inventory Number:|| 44525|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|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.|