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 Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.
Ref: Max Kohl, Physical Apparatus (Chemnitz, 1909), p. 382.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Hero's fountain
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 16 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 41.91 cm x 8.255 cm
overall: 16 1/2 in x 3 1/4 in; 41.91 cm x 8.255 cm
ID Number
PH.323759
catalog number
323759
accession number
252354
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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