Big Chemist’s Retort Built for Movie (Feb, 1940)

Big Chemist’s Retort Built for Movie

Four feet in diameter and more than five feet high, what is believed to be the largest chemist’s retort ever made was fashioned from a new plastic material for use in a current motion-picture scene. In the film, a magician “creates” a full-grown woman inside of what appears to be an empty glass retort. The scene is shown above.

  1. jayessell says: June 7, 20074:57 am

    “Eternally Yours” with Loretta Young and David Niven.…

    The 1939 Worlds’ Fair had a cameo in the stunt at the end.

  2. galessa says: June 7, 200712:22 pm

    A new plastic in 1940? guess what? Polymethyl Metacrylate, aka Lucite, Plexiglas or just Acrylic.

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