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i am looking for more information on medieval medicinal stilling - (alembics), can you help?
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Any particular dateline and what have you looked at already? The Museum of London for example has a couple of medieval alembics on display in its new gallery and most of the big texts on medieval pottery have illustrations of the different forms

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Moved to General History as that woudl be the more appropriate sections

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Antonia,

Can I also point you in teh direction of a very nice man called Jim the Potter, and he makes soem very nice alembic distillers.

And with all of Jims stuff, great quality, greatly researched, reasonably priced.

I dont have his URL but I am sure somebody his here.

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sally wrote:Any particular dateline and what have you looked at already? The Museum of London for example has a couple of medieval alembics on display in its new gallery and most of the big texts on medieval pottery have illustrations of the different forms
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I'm not making any claims for complete authenticity or authority, but these might be of some interest:

http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/precwat.html

http://oldsite.library.upenn.edu/etext/ ... th/french/

http://www.alchemywebsite.com/bookshop/mohs32.html

So far I have distilled eggs, fire retardant and made nitric acid. When I got my pottery alembic form Jim the pot, I was cautioned not to distill alcohol with it, this is I believe illegal or borderline illegal here in the UK.

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