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"Monesiglio" bottle
    • Setting:
      Room XVII
    • Inventor:
      Giuseppe Angelo Saluzzo, Count of Monesiglio
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      18th cent.
    • Materials:
      brass, glass
    • Dimensions:
      height 365 mm, diameter base 170 mm
    • Inventory:
    • "Monesiglio" bottle (Inv. 356)

Clear glass bottle with flat base, three necks at the top, and a brass faucet at the bottom. Generally referred to as a "Monesiglio" bottle after its inventor, Giuseppe Angelo Saluzzo, conte di Monesiglio. One of the first Italian scientists to explore the chemistry of gases, Monesiglio designed many chemical apparatuses in Turin, including this vessel, for the study of carbon dioxide.