Hero's Fountain

Hero's Fountain

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Description
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 example came from Princeton University, and was probably made in the nineteenth century.
Ref: James W. Queen & Co., Priced and Illustrated Catalogue of Physical Instruments (Philadelphia, 1888), p. 23
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hero's Fountain
Measurements
overall: 41 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 104.14 cm x 34.29 cm x 29.21 cm
ID Number
PH.330599
catalog number
330599
accession number
299612
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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