Clay pot used to manufacture white lead (aka lead carbonate). Before concern about its effect on health, white lead was widely used in paint and cosmetics.

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Credit Line: Gift of University of Pennsylvania Chemistry Lab

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.316221Accession Number: 217523Catalog Number: 316221

Object Name: pot

Measurements: overall: 9 3/4 in x 8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.32 cmoverall: 9 3/4 in x 8 1/8 in; 24.765 cm x 20.6375 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e012-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1994

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