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Absolutely AWESOME! Very Jules Verne! This project would look terrific in my green-themed consulting room with the essential oil extraction glassware in the corner.
Well Kalle Klæp, it IS a type of still. It's for steam-distillation of dried herbs which sit in the aludel bulb above the boiling flask. The rising steam drives the volatile oils up and through the condenser into a separatory flask.
Aha! Nemo lives!