Papin's Digester

Papin's Digester

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Denis Papin, a French scientist working with Robert Boyle in England, designed a high-pressure cooker in 1679. In time, that device became known as Papin’s Digester. The "Fabre & Kunemann, Succ'rs de Pixii, Paris" inscription on this example refers to a firm that was in business by the mid-1850s, making apparatus for physics and chemistry.
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Object Name
Papin's Digester
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey
cylinder: 8 in x 5 in; 20.32 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 16 in x 14 1/2 in x 8 in; 40.64 cm x 36.83 cm x 20.32 cm
overall: 16 3/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 14 in; 41.5925 cm x 20.0025 cm x 35.56 cm
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Gift of University of Santa Clara
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National Museum of American History
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