Siphon, 1589.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm

Siphon, 1589.

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Engraved diagram showing how water flowing from a siphon ceases on surrounding the longer side with water. Illustration from 'Gli artifitiosi et curiosi moti spiritali di Herrone' (commonly called 'Pneumatics') by Hero of Alexandria, published in Ferrara in 1589.

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