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Hero of Alexandria, 1st cen. C.E., has bell siphon, first 'Coke machine', turns water to wine.

 

Hi Y'all,

 

I find it fascinating to see how complex ancients were, unlike common stereotypes of them as two steps beyond cave men. Hero of Alexandria describes a bell siphon and many marvels of simple physics through translator Benet Woodcroft, London 1851. 

http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/index.html

 

What does this have to do with Aquaponics?  Many of these pneumatic and hydraulic devices may be used in ponds or tanks too.  I'm researching a low tech way to keep water aerated and flowing. (can't deliver on that yet)

 

Bell siphon:

http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/section12.html

 

First 'Coke Machine':

http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/section21.html   Image coin op beverage dispenser

 

Turns water into wine, evidently a common 1st cen. party trick. 

http://www.history.rochester.edu/steam/hero/section23.html

 

 

Enjoy,

 

Homefire

 

 

 

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