Mercury condenser; Unknown maker; Unknown; CR1977.834

Name/Title

Mercury condenser

About this object

Cast iron retort with lid and pipe to take off fumes. The base has four legs and a flange around the top with a hole on either side to match the flange on the lid. The lid is wired to the base but may have been bolted in the past to make it leak proof. The lid narrows as it rises and a pipe bends downward from this. There would have been a water cooled pipe screwed into it in the past to condense the mercury gas to liquid. An amalgam of gold and mercury would have been placed in the retort and when the lid was secure placed over a fire and heated to vaporise the mercury and leave the gold. There is a hook attached to the top of the lid.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

Unknown

Period

1860's - 1930's

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

Processed metal, iron.

Inscription and Marks

None

Measurements

H 460mm x L 230mm x W 290mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Goldmining

Subject and Association Keywords

Industrial

Subject and Association Keywords

Gold

Credit Line

From the Collection of the Cromwell Museum

Object Type

Gold processing equipment

Object number

CR1977.834

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Gold
Industrial

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