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Distillation of alcohol (aqua vitae). Distillation took place in an alembic set over a furnace. The distillate was discharged through spout into a 'work' in a bath of cold water and was collected in the vessel at the left. From 'De la pirotechnia' by Vannoccio Biringuccio (Venice, 1540).

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Distillation of alcohol (aqua vitae).  Distillation took place in an alembic set over a furnace.  The distillate was discharged through spout into a 'work' in a bath of cold water and was collected in the vessel at the left. From 'De la pirotechnia' by Vannoccio Biringuccio (Venice, 1540).