Hydrostatic Apparatus

Hydrostatic Apparatus

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This tin instrument with four glass tubes shows that columns of a liquid exert pressure independently of one another.
Ref: Deleuil, Catalogue des Instruments de Physique, de Chimie, d’Optique, et de Mathematiques (Paris, 1865), p. 156.
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Object Name
hydrostatic apparatus
overall: 22 1/4 in x 6 in; 56.515 cm x 15.24 cm
overall: 22 in x 6 5/8 in x 6 1/8 in; 55.88 cm x 16.8275 cm x 15.5575 cm
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National Museum of American History
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