The piece of
glassware that was just about always shown in drawings of ancient
Alchemists laboratories, Retorts are still a quick & easy way to
distill liquids. The liquid to be distilled is placed in the vessel and
heated. The neck acts as a condenser, allowing the evaporated vapors to
condense and flow along the neck to a collection vessel placed
underneath. Not quite as efficient as using water cooling and a standard
laboratory condenser, but a lot more convenient.
This retort has a ground glass stopper
making tit suitable for use with highly corrosive materials or liquids
that would attack rubber stoppers.
Like all our glassware, it is made from high quality heat resistant Borosilicate glass.