a digester furnace with a self-feeding fuel supply contained in a towerlike contrivance, ensuring a constant, durable temperature.
Historical Examples

The draught affects the furnace—my athanor, as we adepts term it.
Auriol W. Harrison Ainsworth

A, shows an athanor (or digesting furnace) and a couple of digesting vessels.
Alchemy: Ancient and Modern H. Stanley Redgrove

Or athanor, a chemical stove, which works on for a long time without poking.
Titan: A Romance v. 1 (of 2) Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

We know of the athanor of the alchemists of the middle ages.
Inventions in the Century William Henry Doolittle


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