Hero's Fountain

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 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
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Hero's Fountain
overall: 41 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in; 104.14 cm x 34.29 cm x 29.21 cm
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National Museum of American History
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