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Water filter, stoneware, ‘Compressed Charcoal Filter’, Slack & Brownlow, Manchester, England. c. 1880

Made by Slack and Brownlow in Manchester, England, c. 1880.

In the days of poor water supply and poor sanitation, a water filter filled with charcoal was an important household device to purify drinking water.

Summary

2791
The only remaining filter from a set of seven acquired.

Production

This design was awarded a "First degree of Merit" at the Sydney International Exhibition of 1879. The catalogue for the exhibition records these details: "Speed of filtration per gallon, 12 minutes; degree of purity, very bright and clear; price, 21s 6d. These filters discharge salt from sea-water almost perfectly, arrest soap and dirt from soap-suds almost entirely" (p.221)

Made by Slack and Brownlow at their canning works in Manchester, England
Slack and Brownlow c. 1880

Source

Presented by Slack & Brownlow, 1883

Cite this Object

Water filter, stoneware, 'Compressed Charcoal Filter', Slack & Brownlow, Manchester, England. c. 1880 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 March 2017, <https://ma.as/13344>
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