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.