Turpentine Still

This still is typical of the stills in the 1890s. The resin or ‘gum’, collected from pine trees, was processed through stills to create turpentine (the oil) and rosin (the amber colored solid). Both products were sold at market in Savannah or Brunswick, Georgia. Visit the Museum during April’s Folk Life Festival to see the turpentine still fired up and try some rosin baked potatoes!

 

Processing turpentine during Folklife Festival in April.

Processing turpentine during Folklife Festival in April.

Turpintine Still

Turpintine Still