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 Posted: Mon Nov 19th, 2012 04:34 pm
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Mercury distilling also killed off the workers. It was the original Zombie maker of the smelting industry. After years of being subjected to the toxic vapors they would begin drooling and become palsied.

And, yes, you're correct that the vapor accumulated in the top of the boiler and there was usually some kind of pan or pipe that would collect it as it cooled and allow it to drain into the transfer bottles or flasks (made of iron).

Last edited on Mon Nov 19th, 2012 04:40 pm by Sullivan

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