Fountain in Vacuo

Fountain in Vacuo

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Description
This fountain in vacuo came from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., a school that was established in 1870s as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth. It may have been acquired in September 1891 when the school moved to a new building on M Street (and became popularly known as the M Street High School). The inscription on the base reads “QUEEN & CO. PHILA.”
Ref: James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Physical Instruments (Philadelphia, 1888), p. 34.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Fountain in Vacuo
Measurements
overall: 28 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 72.39 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.323752
catalog number
323752
accession number
252354
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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