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Soyer's 'Magic Stove', c 1850.

Soyer's 'Magic Stove', c 1850.
3 3 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm


A portable spirit stove in which the methylated spirit is vaporised and ignited. Patented by Alexis Soyer and Alexander Symons in 1850 (patent no 2202).

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