The Day one Man took a Deep Breath

This day marks the birth, in 1733, of Joseph Priestley, the man who discovered oxygen (prior to this, people presumably went about gasping like fish out of water).

Joseph_Priestly_by_Ellen_Sharples_c1794_01aJoseph Priestly – equipped with the quintessential nose for oxygen-discovery.

Oxygen is widely used in the ageing of reproduction furniture etc.

Jack Plane

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About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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One Response to The Day one Man took a Deep Breath

  1. hughjengine says:

    Several hundred years left out in this mysterious oxygen, and the reproduction certainly looks older!

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