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Hammacher Schlemmer Introduces The Classic European Copper Distiller

New York, NY, September 22, 2016 - Continuing its 168-year history of offering the Best, the Only and the Unexpected, Hammacher Schlemmer introduces The Classic European Copper Distiller, the device used for making floral waters and essential oils for over over a millennium.

Based upon the original distiller invented by the “father of perfume distillation,” Alkindus, during the 9th century in what became present-day Iraq, this model uses the same principles of alchemy for extracting essential oils from one’s preferred herbs.

"You fill its cucurbit with water and your preferred herbs, such as lavender or peppermint," explained Hammacher Schlemmer's General Manager Fred Berns."The oil lamp heats and boils the liquid to produce an oil vapor that condenses, cools, and converts into a concentrated distillate."

It is made from precisely machined valves to control vapor flow and is secured to a walnut base with steel supports; aromatic oil is collected in a cooling cup.

The Classic European Copper Distiller is available from Hammacher Schlemmer for $279.95. For more information about this product, please visit, or contact Trish Hammond at (847) 581-8987 or via e-mail at

About Hammacher Schlemmer
Hammacher Schlemmer is America's longest running catalog, offering the Best, the Only, and the Unexpected since 1848. The company provides unique products that solve problems or represent the only one of their kind, and backs its products by a rather famous Lifetime Guarantee of Complete Satisfaction. Hammacher Schlemmer's innovative offerings are available through its catalog, online at at its landmark store on East 57th Street in New York City.