Heron's Fountain

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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


L. Brent Vaughan Hill's Practical Reference Library Volume II (NewYork, NY: Dixon, Hanson and Company, 1906)


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