Woulfe bottle, early 20th century.
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actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

Woulfe bottle, early 20th century.

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The Woulfe bottle is a two or three-necked bottle which is used to pas gases through a liquid, usually with the aim of removing one of the constituents such as water or hydrogen chloride. It was publicised (but not invented) by the Irish chemist Peter Woulfe (c 1727-1803) in 1767.

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