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Image caption[Glover tower: front elevation; sectional elevation]
Creator (Inventor) Glover, John George
Image Type Print (Wood engraving)
Image Date 1891
Size 14 x 20 cm.
Call number Smith TP215 L86 1891 V1 P.576
Notes The Glover tower is used in the manufacture of sulphuric acid. It consists of a series of chambers in which nitrous vitriol is denitrated and the resulting acid from the chambers is concentrated by being passed down through layers of flint, brick, or other materials, against an upward flow of hot sulphur dioxide and air.
Apparatus in the image (See Glossary)
Apparatus Name Function
Furnace (Stove, Oven)  
Publishig information
Author Lunge, Georg , 1839 - 1923
TitleA Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid and Alkali (2nd ed.)
PublisherGurney & Jackson
Imprint Date1891
Location in Bookvol.1, p.576 (figs. 226, 227)