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Title:  Experimental philosophy, in three books containing new experiments microscopical, mercurial, magnetical : with some deductions, and probable hypotheses, raised from them, in avouchment and illustration of the now famous atomical hypothesis / by Henry Power ...
Author: Power, Henry, 1623-1668.
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Experiment 12.WE tried the Pascalian-Experiment in a Tin-Tube of 33. foot long, made of several sheets of Tin, and closely soddered up with Peuter: To the upper end whereof we fastned a long Glass-Tube, open at both ends; then, having soddered up the lower end, we rear∣ed the Tube to a Turret at Townley-Hall, and fill'd it with water; then closing the top of the Glass-Pipe, and im∣mersing the other end of the Tin-Tube into a cistern of water a foot deep, we opened the lower end, and perceived the water to fall out of the Glass-Tube into the Tin, but how far we could not tell, onely we conje∣ctured to be about the proportion given by Doctor Pascal; viz that a Cylinder of water stood in a Tube about 32 foot high: but presently our Glass-tube, at the juncture to the Tin, began to leak, and let in Ayr; so we could make no further process in the Experiment: onely one thing we observed in filling of the Tube, that after the water which we tunnelled in had gone down a pretty way into the Tube, part of it (by the rebounding Ayr) was violently forced up again, and shot out at the upper end of our Glass-tube two or three foot high into the open Ayr: Which Experiment may be a caution to Pump-makers, & all Artificers that deal in Water-works, that they attempt not to draw water higher then 33 foot (its Standard-Altitude) left they lose both their credit, cost, and pains in so unsuccessful a design. For I remem∣ber in my Lady Bowles her new Water-work at Heath-Hall, near Wakefield, where the Water is raised at least 16. yards high, the simple workman undertook first to