Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Old scientific drawings

Priestley's Lab

Below will be an ongoing display of some of those fine aesthetically appealing illustrations which will include specific scientific apparatus functions, assorted apparatus, and even full sized items in use at the time. When possible relevant information will be provided but the items function will not be given.

Abraham Bennet's gold-leaf electroscope and simple doubler.

The deal-rod apparatus for detecting atmospheric electricity, a device for diffusing powders to reveal their charges, and other of Bennet's apparatus described in the New Experiments.

William Nicholson's revolving doubler.

Norbert Rillieux's Steam Sugar Apparatus [1843].

Antoine Laurent Lavoisier's assorted apparatus.

Joseph Priestley apparatus.

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