Archimedes Screw

Archimedes Screw

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Archimedes of Syracuse (287-212 BCE) has long been associated with the screw apparatus used to raise water from one level to another. Small models of the Archimedes screw have long been used to teach natural philosophy. This example has a glass spiral, and a metal box
Ref: J. Salleron, Notice sur les Instruments de Precision (Paris, 1864), p. 402.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Archimedes screw
overall: 15 1/2 in x 6 1/4 in x 12 1/2 in; 39.37 cm x 15.875 cm x 31.75 cm
overall: 15 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 22 1/2 in; 39.0525 cm x 16.51 cm x 57.15 cm
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Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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