"Ammonia is a colorless gas with a peculiar odor, lighter than air, and exceedingly soluble in water...The great solubility of this gas is strikingly shown by the 'ammonia fountain.' A flask is filled with dry ammonia, and incerted over water. As soon as the [restraining] clip (not shown in picture) is removed from the ruber tubing, the water rushes in as the gas rapidly dissolves." -Brownlee 1907

Ammonia Fountain

"Ammonia is a colorless gas with a peculiar odor, lighter than air, and exceedingly soluble in water...The…

"This is the <em>Aquarium</em>, consisting of a glass tank or fountain, usually of an oblong shape, with straight sides, and of a larger or smaller size, but yet of sufficient dimensions to admit of a floor of sand and stones, with a few water-plants, so that fishes of various kinds may freely move in the water above and below these objects." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Fountain aquarium

"This is the Aquarium, consisting of a glass tank or fountain, usually of an oblong shape,…

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary who propogated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He was murdered in Frisia.

Saint Boniface

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary…

A corked bottle with a tube, spouting a stream of water.

Spouting bottle

A corked bottle with a tube, spouting a stream of water.

An Egyptian doodad.

Egyptian doodad

An Egyptian doodad.

The termination of fountain finial is a 15th century design found in the Cluny museum in Paris, France. It is made out of wrought-iron in the shape of a flower.

Termination of Fountain Finial

The termination of fountain finial is a 15th century design found in the Cluny museum in Paris, France.…

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

Floral Divider with Winged Lions

A floral divider, with winged lions and a fountain.

Illustrated is a formal design for a garden. A vast fountain is pictured, and two more of equal scope can be seen in the background.

Formal Design

Illustrated is a formal design for a garden. A vast fountain is pictured, and two more of equal scope…

A natural fountain of water springing out of a body of water.

Fountain

A natural fountain of water springing out of a body of water.

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a large city park that occupies 30 acres in the historic district of Savannah, Georgia. The park was originally created in the 1840s on 10 acres of land donated by William Hodgson. In 1851, the park was expanded and named for Georgia Governor John Forsyth. At the north end of the park is a large, majestic fountain that was added in 1858.

Fountain

An illustration of a large fountain located in Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia. Forsyth Park is a…

"From the Villa Medici." &mdash; Young, 1901

Fountain and people

"From the Villa Medici." — Young, 1901

"A roundel, barry wavy of six argent and azure, or more rarely having a greater number of barrulets." -Whitney, 1911

Fountain Charge

"A roundel, barry wavy of six argent and azure, or more rarely having a greater number of barrulets."…

A device equipped with a nozzle that when activated provides a stream of drinking water for public use.

Drinking Fountain

A device equipped with a nozzle that when activated provides a stream of drinking water for public use.

A public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water

Drinking Fountain

A public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water

An illustration of Heron's fountain. Heron's fountain is a hydraulic machine invented by the first century inventor, mathematician, and physicist Heron, also known as Hero of Alexandria. Heron studied the pressure of air and steam, and built the first steam engine as well as toys that would spurt water, one of them known as Heron's fountain. Various versions of Heron's Fountain are used today in physics classes as a demonstration of principles of hydraulics and pneumatics

Heron's Fountain

An illustration of Heron's fountain. Heron's fountain is a hydraulic machine invented by the first century…

"The Fountain Trevi." &mdash; Young, 1901

Trevi Fountain

"The Fountain Trevi." — Young, 1901

"Draw out a piece of glass tubing to a jet, and push it through a perforation in a cork that snugly fits a bottle. Slip a short piece of snugly fitting rubber tubing over the outer end of the glass tubing, and insert the cork so that the jet shall project into the bottle. Remove by suction as much air as possible, pinch the rubber tubing tightly, place it under water, and remove the pressure. Something will force the water into the bottle, forming the 'fountain in vacuo' as shown." -Avery 1895

Foutain in Vacuo

"Draw out a piece of glass tubing to a jet, and push it through a perforation in a cork that snugly…

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

Group of Water Fowl

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

"It consists of a brass dish A and two glass globes B and C. The dish communicates with the lower part of the globe C by means of a long tube D, and another tube E connects the two globes. A third tube passes through the dish A to the lower part of the globe B. This last tube being taken out, the globe B is partially filled with water, the tube is then replaced, and water is poured into the dish. The water flows through tube D into the lower globe, and expels the air, which is forced into the upper globe. The air thus compressed acts on the water and makes it jet out as represented in the figure." &mdash; Hallock, 1905

Hero's Fountain

"It consists of a brass dish A and two glass globes B and C. The dish communicates with the lower part…

"After preparing the fountain, water is added into D, and later, the tube is opened to allow the air trapped in box A to escape." -Comstock 1850

Hiero's Fountain

"After preparing the fountain, water is added into D, and later, the tube is opened to allow the air…

Hotel De Ville was constructed about 1370 in the second half of the fourteenth century. Frescos at one time decorated it fa&ccedil;ade, some traces still visible in the latter part of the nineteenth century. The hotel is also referred to as the town hall, and is of Gothic architecture. In front of the Town Hall can be seen the beautiful fountain known as the Fischkasten (fish-tank) designed by J&ouml;rg Syrlin the Elder, 1482.

Hotel De Ville

Hotel De Ville was constructed about 1370 in the second half of the fourteenth century. Frescos at one…

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Les Heures

Les Heures, an engraving by Geoffroy Tory.

Illustrated is a metal fountain in Nelumbo form.

Metal Fountain

Illustrated is a metal fountain in Nelumbo form.

A pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel

Fountain Pen

A pen that is supplied with ink from a reservoir in its barrel

School building in Lake Alfred, with children playing in front.

School

School building in Lake Alfred, with children playing in front.

"a, a, a, represents the water-level of a pond or reservoir upon elevated ground. From this pond a line or pipe is laid, passing over a bridge or viaduct at d, and under a river at c. The fountains, at b, b, show the stream rising to its level in the pond, a, at two points of very different elevation." &mdash; Wells, 1857

Water Level

"a, a, a, represents the water-level of a pond or reservoir upon elevated ground. From this pond a line…

"The pond is tapped with a pipe leading to two fountains and a home. The water provided by the pipe will extend upward in the home and fountains to the same level as the pond." &mdash;Quackenbos 1859

Tapped Water Level

"The pond is tapped with a pipe leading to two fountains and a home. The water provided by the pipe…