Hydraulic Ram

Hydraulic Ram

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Description
This glass hydraulic ram came from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C., a school that was established in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth. It may date from 1916 when the school moved into a new building specially built for the purpose. The inscription reads "Central Scientific Co., Laboratory Apparatus, Chicago, U.S.A."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
hydraulic ram
maker
Central Scientific Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 1/2 in x 12 3/4 in; 34.29 cm x 32.385 cm
base: 4 3/4 in; 12.065 cm
overall: 13 3/8 in x 11 1/2 in x 4 1/2 in; 33.9725 cm x 29.21 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
PH.323756
catalog number
323756
accession number
252354
Credit Line
Gift of Dunbar High School through Chas. Lofton, Principal
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National Museum of American History
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