"Open oil lamp commonly worn on hat. Wick is inverted in spout." -Bodmer, 1917

Oil Lamp

"Open oil lamp commonly worn on hat. Wick is inverted in spout." -Bodmer, 1917

This apparatus illustrates the principle stating that liquids tend to find their own level.

Vessels in Communication

This apparatus illustrates the principle stating that liquids tend to find their own level.

"The lymph vessels of the body. rc, the thoracic duct; lac, the lacteals taking the lymph and fatty part of food from the intestines." —Davison, 1910

Lymph vessels

"The lymph vessels of the body. rc, the thoracic duct; lac, the lacteals taking the lymph and fatty…

A scene from the book The Young Wrecker, showing the hero Fred Ransom as he "plunged into the arms of a man at the helm." -Bache, 1865

A Man and a Boat on a Ship

A scene from the book The Young Wrecker, showing the hero Fred Ransom as he "plunged into the arms of…

The Bacchus Mask (Greek God of wine) is a Graeco Italic style. It is a fragment of a vessel or utensil.

Bacchus Mask

The Bacchus Mask (Greek God of wine) is a Graeco Italic style. It is a fragment of a vessel or utensil.

The Silenus Mask was used as a handle of an Etruscan vessel.

Silenus Mask

The Silenus Mask was used as a handle of an Etruscan vessel.

"Water transportation in the Feudal Age." -Foster, 1921

Medieval Ship

"Water transportation in the Feudal Age." -Foster, 1921

"An annular vessel taken from the Melon plant." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Melon Plant

"An annular vessel taken from the Melon plant." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped.

Bottled Milk

A receptacle having a narrow neck, usually no handles, and a mouth that can be plugged, corked, or capped.

"Moniliform dotted or pitted vessel from the Melon." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Moniliform

"Moniliform dotted or pitted vessel from the Melon." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

The monstrance is a device used in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Churches to display the consecrated Host. The Host is also known as the Sacramental Bread, the Lamb, or Communion Bread.

Monstrance

The monstrance is a device used in the Roman Catholic, Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran Churches…

"Principal Muscles on the Right, Certain Organs of the Chest and Abdomen, and the Larger Blood Vessels on the Left." — Blaisedell, 1904

Muscles and Blood Vessels

"Principal Muscles on the Right, Certain Organs of the Chest and Abdomen, and the Larger Blood Vessels…

"Mushroom anchors, first proposed for ships, are now only used for moorings." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Mushroom Anchor

"Mushroom anchors, first proposed for ships, are now only used for moorings." — Encyclopedia Britanica,…

An East Indiaman, the "Newcastle."

Newcastle

An East Indiaman, the "Newcastle."

"The parting vessels are of porcelain which, to protect them against fracture by irregular heating, are covered with wire netting and plastered over with a mixture of clay and smithy scales. They are mounted in a frame and set loose in an iron pot with a hemispherical bottom, which is heated by a fire from below, the pot also serves to catch the contents of the porcelain vessel if the latter should be accidentally broken. The cover is perforated by a hole in the center for the passage of a lead pipe to carry off the sulphurous acid fumes." — Encyclopedia Britannica, 1893

Parting Vessel

"The parting vessels are of porcelain which, to protect them against fracture by irregular heating,…

This Antique Patera has a lip and is made out of bronze. It is a larger spoon shaped vessel or handled dish typically used for religious purposes.

Antique Patera

This Antique Patera has a lip and is made out of bronze. It is a larger spoon shaped vessel or handled…

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

Antique Phiale

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

Antique Phiale

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

Antique Phiale

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

Antique Phiale

This antique phiale is a small vessel with a painted clay design.

A boat used by pilots for cruising off shore to meet incoming ships.

Coast Pilot

A boat used by pilots for cruising off shore to meet incoming ships.

A container with a spout used for pouring its contents.

Syrup Pitcher

A container with a spout used for pouring its contents.

This illustration displays an elevation view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

Elevation View of Proa

This illustration displays an elevation view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi…

This illustration displays an end view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

End View of Proa

This illustration displays an end view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

This illustration displays a plan view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

Plan View of Proa

This illustration displays a plan view of the proa. A proa is a type of sailing vessel with multi hulls.

"A sloop-yacht with a jib, the jib-stay being fastened to a bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

Raceabout

"A sloop-yacht with a jib, the jib-stay being fastened to a bowsprit." -Whitney, 1911

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing gaffs which carry fore-and-aft sails, with or without booms. Small grooved iron shapes called "travelers" are sewed to the head of the sail, and slide along the gaff by means of a whip or outhaul." -Whitney, 1911

Railway

"Railway, with single traveler in detail. Nautical, iron jackstays bolted on the under side of standing…

"A peculiar-shaped vessel called a retort is half filled with a volatile liquid and heated; the steam, as it forms, passes through the neck of the retort into a glass receiver contained in a vessel filled with cold water, and is then condensed." —Wells, 1857

Retort

"A peculiar-shaped vessel called a retort is half filled with a volatile liquid and heated; the steam,…

"Running-part. Naut., that part of a rope which is hauled upon is called the hauling-part (b), the part between the blocks is the running-part (a), and the part which is made fast is referred to as the standing-part (c)." -Whitney, 1911

Running Part

"Running-part. Naut., that part of a rope which is hauled upon is called the hauling-part (b), the part…

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel through the water.

Ship Sails

A piece of cloth or tissue of some kind spread to the wind to impel or assist in impelling a vessel…

A seven-masted steel schooner

Schooner

A seven-masted steel schooner

A four-masted schooner, a type of sailing vessel which uses fore-and-aft sails.

Schooner

A four-masted schooner, a type of sailing vessel which uses fore-and-aft sails.

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft type. There are two chief kinds of schooners, the topsail schooner and the fore-and-aft schooner. This is an illustration of the Topsail Schooner.

Schooner Ship

A small fast-sailing sharp-built vessel with two mass, and the principals sails of the fore-and aft…

"A glass vessel used to separate liquids which differ in specific gravity and are not miscible." -Whitney, 1911

Separator

"A glass vessel used to separate liquids which differ in specific gravity and are not miscible." -Whitney,…

"Settee. A vessel with one deck and a very long sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen sails, used on the Mediterranean." -Whitney, 1911

Settee

"Settee. A vessel with one deck and a very long sharp prow, carrying two or three masts with lateen…

A ship capable of cross-oceanic travelling.

Ship

A ship capable of cross-oceanic travelling.

"Diagram of Ship's Bow. B, bowsprit; F, forecastle; F', forecastle-deck; L, lower deck; M, main deck or spar-deck; S, stem." -Whitney, 1911

Diagram of Ship's Bow

"Diagram of Ship's Bow. B, bowsprit; F, forecastle; F', forecastle-deck; L, lower deck; M, main deck…

A sailing vessel having three or more square-rigged masts.

Stranded Ship

A sailing vessel having three or more square-rigged masts.

Ships of the 15th century.

Ancient Ships

Ships of the 15th century.

"A bent tube with one limb longer than the other, by means of which a liquid can be drawn off to a lower level over the side of a vessel or other point higher than the upper surface of the liquid."—Finley, 1917

Siphon

"A bent tube with one limb longer than the other, by means of which a liquid can be drawn off to a lower…

"<em>A</em>, outer layer of cuticle; <em>B</em>, deeper layer of cuticle; <em>C</em>, duct of sweat gland; <em>D</em>, true skin; <em>E</em>, sublayer of true skin, with columnar cells. The blood vessels are injected to show black." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Cross-section of the skin

"A, outer layer of cuticle; B, deeper layer of cuticle; C, duct of sweat…

This Antique spoon-like vessel is made out of bronze.

Assyrian Spoon-Like Vessel

This Antique spoon-like vessel is made out of bronze.

"G, G, garboard strakes; F, frame, K, keel. Nautical, the first range or strake of planks laid on a ship's bottom next the keel. Also called ground-strake." -Whitney, 1911

Garboard Strake

"G, G, garboard strakes; F, frame, K, keel. Nautical, the first range or strake of planks laid on a…

A flush tank is a tank which holds water for flushing one or more plumbing fixtures.

Flush Tank

A flush tank is a tank which holds water for flushing one or more plumbing fixtures.

"Scalariform or ladder-like prismatic vessels of a Tree Fern." &mdash; Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

Tree Fern

"Scalariform or ladder-like prismatic vessels of a Tree Fern." — Encyclopedia Britanica, 1893

A vessel, of various forms and materials.

Vase

A vessel, of various forms and materials.

This vase is sculpted to resemble a flower. It has several shaped petals at the top, with an open center. There are also protruding petals that circle the entire base.

Floral Vase

This vase is sculpted to resemble a flower. It has several shaped petals at the top, with an open center.…

An open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers.

Ornamental Vase

An open jar of glass or porcelain used as an ornament or to hold flowers.

Container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.

Tall Ornamental Vase

Container used mainly for displaying fresh, dried, or artificial flowers.

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial uses, etc. They were often used merely for ornament, or were at least primarily ornamental in character and design. The antique vases found in great numbers in ancient tombs and catacombs in Etruria, Southern Italy, Greece, Sicily, etc., and used to contain the ashes of the dead, were for the most part made of baked clay, painted and glazed. Rare Chinese and Japanese vases are highly prized, and $20,000 has been paid for one vase at auction in New York."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Chinese, Japanese and Indian Vases

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial…

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial uses, etc. They were often used merely for ornament, or were at least primarily ornamental in character and design. The antique vases found in great numbers in ancient tombs and catacombs in Etruria, Southern Italy, Greece, Sicily, etc., and used to contain the ashes of the dead, were for the most part made of baked clay, painted and glazed. Rare Chinese and Japanese vases are highly prized, and $20,000 has been paid for one vase at auction in New York."&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Grecian Vases

"A Vase is a vessel of various forms and materials, applied to the purposes of domestic life, sacrificial…

This Antique vessel is a handled dish used for cooking.

Antique Vessel

This Antique vessel is a handled dish used for cooking.

A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.

Drinking Vessel

A hollow utensil, such as a cup, vase, or pitcher, used as a container, especially for liquids.

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.

Egyptian Vessel

This Egyptian vessel is bucket-like without a handle. It was used to transport water from the Nile.

French sailing ship used to sail to Florida.

French Vessel

French sailing ship used to sail to Florida.

This Graeco-Italic vessel is made out of bronze. It was used partly for secular and partly for religious purposes.

Graeco-Italic Vessel

This Graeco-Italic vessel is made out of bronze. It was used partly for secular and partly for religious…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes. It was made out of painted clay.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel has a mouth that is pinched in on the sides. Made out of painted clay, this vessel…

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious purposes.

Greek Vessel

This Greek vessel is made out of bronze. This vessel was partly used for secular and partly for religious…