Aeolipile (c. 1680-1700), pear shaped copper vesse

Made:
1680-1700

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Aeolipile (c. 1680-1700), pear shaped copper vessel with scroll handle and fixed curved retort tube, with tap tapering to a capillary opening; with safety valve of spiral spring type, on iron tripod stand

Details

Category:
Physics (early centuries)
Object Number:
1993-1313
type:
aeoliple
credit:
National Maritime Museum (Gabb Collection)