Equipment, Gold Retort; unknown maker; ?; RX.1977.26
Equipment, Gold RetortAbout this object
The gold retort is heated in a furnace so that mercury can evaporate from the gold to leave a pure gold ingot. The tube from the top of the box would pass through a water filled cooling tank so that the mercury could condense and be collected.
Loaned to the museum in 1977 by Mr Bert Parker of Ettrick.
processed material, metal, ironInscription and Marks
l 770mm x w 240mm x h 60mm
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