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Santa Clara College and the Pursuit of Scientific Knowledge, 1851-1900

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Pneumatics, Hydraulics, and Acoustics - Oersted Piezometer
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Oersted Piezometer
Oersted Piezometer, c. 1850-1890
The Oersted Piezometer was used to determine the coefficient of the compressibility of liquids. Gases would have been pumped into the chamber through the funnel at the top. The pressure of the gases would have been measured via the water barometer inside the main glass tube.

Item#: RB.15
Photograph courtesy of Charles Barry, SCU
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