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

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Hydraulic Torniquet (Barker's Mill)
Hydraulic Torniquet (Barker's Mill)
In this demonstration apparatus, water pours into the top section of the central rotor, pivoting freely about its axis. The two pipes projecting from the bottomof the rotor are closed at the end but with a rearward-facing hole. The rotor spins as water spouts out of the holes.

Item#: 325,979
Photograph courtesy of Steve Turner, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
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