Hero's Fountain


Hero’s Fountain is a classic demonstration of fluid pressure that has long been attributed to Hero (or Heron) of Alexandria (ca. 120 B.C.E.). This unusual example came from the Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University).

Ref: Benjamin Silliman, Jr., Principles of Physics, or Natural Philosophy (Philadelphia, 1866), p. 232.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.325391Catalog Number: 325391Accession Number: 254284

Object Name: Hero's Fountain

Measurements: overall: 34 1/2 in x 10 1/2 in x 8 1/2 in; 87.63 cm x 26.67 cm x 21.59 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-fa07-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1167157

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