EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES / AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
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Rumford coffeemaker, 1800s. Illustration of the percolating coffeemaker invented by US-British physicist Count Rumford (1753-1814). Born Benjamin Thompson, he pioneered coffee with the Bavarian Army, and worked for many years on improving methods of making coffee. His invention of 1806 in Paris was published in 1812 in London under the title 'The excellent qualities of coffee and the art of making it in the highest perfection'.
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