Glauber, Johann Rudolf
- Glauber, Johann Rudolf
- Furni novi philosophici oder Beschreibung einer New-erfundenen Distillir-Kunst. Amsterdam: Joannes Jansonius, 1661
"Glauber gave the best account of his practical work in the Furni novi philosophici, a book written with a clarity and an honesty almost unprecendented in early chemistry. With it he established his reputation as a master of laboratory skills. He carefully described the materials and dimensions for the construction of the furnaces and gave instructions for the necessary accessory equipment: vitrified earthen vessels to withstand the increased temperatures, a large quantity of cupels and crucibles, improved condensing apparatus, and jars with mercury seals or ground glass stoppers to store corrosive and volatile liquids" (DSB, V, p.420).