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Image captionThird View of Practical Chemistry. / Engrav'd for the Universal Magazine 1751. for J. Hinton at the Kings Arms in St. Paul's Churchyard London.
Publisher Hinton, John
Image Type Print (Engraving)
Image Date 1751
Size 28 x 15 cm.
Call number Smith P/L112.21B L
Notes Article contained in RBC AP3.U5 vol.8 (1751), pp.176-181. Key to image, p.181: "Explanation of the Plate representing a third View of Practical Chemistry, A, a furnace for distilling in balneum mariae. B, a furnace for making spirit of hartshorn, &c. in great quantities, e, its head, and b,b, two receivers. C, a sand furnace; d a retort placed in it. D, another sand-furnace, having a copper distilling body placed in it, to which it is fitted (d) a glass head, and (e) a receiver. E, a small open furnace for divers uses, as boiling syrups, evaporating liquids, &c. F, a wind-furnace, blown by the bellows, M, f a cucurbit in a copper vessel with sand, placed over the furnace. G, a sand-heat, with a retort and a receiver. H, H, two sand-heats, in each of which is placed a retort k, m, for distilling volatile spirits, one of which has a single receiver l, and a double one i, k. I, a cold still; n and o the receiver. K, a sand-heat, in which a retort q, having a large receiver p fitted to it for making sal volatile. L, a digesting furnace, having a circulatory vessel r, s, placed in it for extracting tinctures, &c. N, O, P, three chimnies, which, after uniting, join the main chimney of the laboratory."
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Apparatus Name Function Material
Air Furnace (Wind Furnace)    
Athanor (Digesting Furnace) Digestion   
Bellows   Wood; Leather 
Receiver   Glassware 
Retort   Glassware 
Rings   Metal 
Sand Furnace (Sand Bath, Sand Heat) Distillation  Stone 
Water Bath (Balneum Mariae) Distillation  Stone 
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Author J.D.,
Title"The Usefulness of the Chemical Art: with a Copper-Plate Representing a Third View of Practical Chemistry." The Universal Magazine, vol. 8.
PublisherJ. Hinton
Imprint DateApril 1751
Location in Bookopp.p.176