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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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Glossary: furnace

An enclosed chamber or container used to burn biomass in a controlled manner to produce heat.

Glossary: chemistry

The branch of science that studies substances which constitute matter with the aim of discovering their properties, how they react, and the uses and products of such reactions.