A new look at Heron's “Steam Engine”

  title={A new look at Heron's “Steam Engine”},
  author={P. Keyser},
  journal={Archive for History of Exact Sciences},
  • P. Keyser
  • Published 1992
  • Physics
  • Archive for History of Exact Sciences
A cauldron heated from below, a sphere to move against points. Let there be a cauldron heated from below containing water (AB) and let it be closed at its opening by the lid (FA); through this lid let a bent tube (EZH) be pierced, the end of which let be fitted into the hollow sphere (OK). Diametrically opposite to the end H let there ibe a point (AM) (attached) firmly to the lid pA. And let the sphere have ,two little tubes, bent, pierced diametrically opposite in it and bent oppositely. Let… Expand

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