Archimedes Screw

Archimedes Screw

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Archimedes screw
Measurements
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
ID Number
PH.323385
catalog number
323385
accession number
251562
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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