Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chemist's retort

Big Chemist's Retort Built for Movie

Four feet in diameter and more than five feet high, what is believed to be the largest chemist’s retort ever made was fashioned from a new plastic material for use in a current motion-picture scene. In the film, a magician "creates" a full-grown woman inside of what appears to be an empty glass retort. The scene is shown above.

Modern Mechanix

February 1940

Eternally Yours



Loretta Young, David Niven, Hugh Herbert, and Billie Burke

The "new plastic"...Lucite, Plexiglas [polymethyl metacrylate]

One of those curious movie props that is probably now at a landfill.

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