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Papin's steam digester, French, c 1679.

In 1679, French physicist Denis Papin (1647-1712?) invented the steam digester, forerunner of the domestic pressure cooker, which was used for softening bones.

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Inventory No.: 1860-0015
Source No.: 1860-0015

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