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Title
Carbon water filter
Late 19th or early 20th century patent moulded carbon water; Late 19th or early 20th century patent moulded carbon water filter by Atkins of London
Work Type
Public Health & Hygiene
Date
1890-1915
Location
London
Material
carbon; complete; earthenware (salt glazed); zinc (metal)
Description
Late 19th or early 20th century patent moulded carbon water filter by Atkins of London; Some diseases can be spread through contaminated water. These include dysentery and cholera. Carbon absorbs impurities present in water making it much safer to drink. The carbon filter is inside the earthenware container and filtered water is poured out of the tap at the bottom. This large filter measures 425 mm high and was probably used in the home or in the workplace to provide fresh water.; Some diseases can be spread through contaminated water. These include dysentery and cholera. Carbon absorbs impurities present in water making it much safer to drink. The carbon filter is inside the earthenware container and filtered water is poured out of the tap at the bottom. This large filter measures 425 mm high and was probably used in the home or in the workplace to provide fresh water.
ID Number
co147849
Source
Image and original data from Science Museum Group - https://collection.sciencemuseum.org.uk
Rights
The source metadata displayed in the Description field is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. All other source metadata is released under Creative Commons Zero - https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/. The image is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.
File Properties
File Name
large_a631459.jpg
SSID
26323157

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