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I stumbled across an interesting old patent for a still improvement. Can't quite figure is this thing out but I have reason to believe the inventor had a lot of distillery experience. The PDF has the description. Thoughts?

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JC.Cookson.1868.Still-Patent.US81605.pdf

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Less of a patent for a new kind of distillation, seems to have more in common with a carter head.  Combination carter head/thumper?

He states that the still, thumper, and condenser are not part of the invention, and it's really the third chamber that's the innovation.  It has a chamber for herbs, flavoring, or even activated carbon.  It has an additional set of perforated plates, and some kind of variable thumper?

 

 

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1 hour ago, Silk City Distillers said:

Less of a patent for a new kind of distillation, seems to have more in common with a carter head.  Combination carter head/thumper?

He states that the still, thumper, and condenser are not part of the invention, and it's really the third chamber that's the innovation.  It has a chamber for herbs, flavoring, or even activated carbon.  It has an additional set of perforated plates, and some kind of variable thumper?

 

 

I was thinking something similar. His invention seems to be a doubler then a carbon filter then a botanical chamber.

Still-->Doubler->Doubler->Charcoal-->Botanicals-->Plates or Perforated Disc-->Worm

I Still
II Doubler
III Extra Vessel
A vapor expansion to lose entrained foreign matter
B space with perforated bottom or stacked dishes for charcoal or deodorizing
C Conic Head/chamber
D Water still 
d. is a faucet fill inlet funnel for D
E
F egg-shaped or double-conic head or vessel
G Screw appendage to remove head to fill with botanicals?
1
2 vapor from still
3 vapor from doubler
4 return for redistill?
5 return for redistill?
6 pipe from top of chamber A to worm to draw off less refined vapor
7 pipe from top of B to worm?
8 pipe from water still to worm?
9 pipe from apex of conical chamber C to Worm with pet cock valve (primary vapor path)
10 conical head fill pipe
IV Worm or Refridgerator (radiator)
  

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Really the first “Hybrid”

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