Patent moulded carbon water filter, late 19th-early 20th century.

 
Patent moulded carbon water filter, late 19th-early 20th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Made by Atkins of London, this is a glazed earthenware jar containing a filter element made of carbon, which trapped microbes and other particles. The carbon was replaced regularly. The filter has a removable lid for putting in water and a zinc tap at the bottom.

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