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Dessicating machine, 19th-century artwork. This machine was developed to dry fruit for export to the USA from the France. It has two parts, a furnace and a drying chamber. The furnace is used to heat and dry air. This air is circulated to the drying chamber that contains the fruit on racks. The machine was named 'Le Francais' and was designed by a French inventor called Tritschler, from Limoges. Artwork from the 13th volume (first period of 1894) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
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