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Notes from the Oesper Collections


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A reproduction of a circa 17th-century alembic with an “ostrich”-necked cucubert, clay luting, various receiving flasks, charcoal furnace, bellows, tongs, and poker

A reproduction of a circa 17th-century alembic
with an “ostrich”-necked cucubert, clay luting, various
receiving flasks, charcoal furnace, bellows, tongs, and poker

The 45th issue of Museum Notes gives a brief history of the oldest known distillation apparatus as illustrated by various reproductions found in the Oesper Collections.

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These occasional notes highlight items and topics of interest in the Oesper Collections in the History of Chemistry. For more information please contact Editor/Curator: Dr. William B. Jensen, Oesper Professor of Chemical Education and History of Chemistry, University of Cincinnati.

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Latest Issue:
A Few Alembics : Notes from the Oesper Collections, No. 45, July/August 2017
A brief history of the oldest known distillation apparatus as illustrated by various reproductions found in the Oesper Collections.

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