CHEMISTRY

Description
This engraving was prepared for the fourth volume of the Encyclopaedia Londinensis (1810). It is marked “Plate VI” and “Woulfes Chemical Apparatus” and “Heny Lascelles delt” and “J. Pass Sculpt” and “London, Published as the Act directs, Feby 5, 1801. By J. Wilkes.”
Peter Woulfe (1727-1803) was an Irish chemist and mineralogist who in 1767 described a bottle suitable for distillation. By the end of the century it was widely known as Woulfe’s apparatus.
John Wilkes (1750-1810) was a London printer and bookseller. His Encyclopaedia Londoniensis was published in 24 volumes between about 1801 and 1828.
Ref: Peter Woulfe, “Experiments on the Distillation of Acids, Volatile Alkalies, &c., Shewing How They May Be Condensed Without Loss, and How Thereby We May Avoid Disagreeable and Noxious Fumes,” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London 57 (1767): 517-536.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
date made
1810
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 1/4 in; 26.67 cm x 20.955 cm
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
PH*329198
accession number
280069
catalog number
329198
subject
Chemistry
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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