Banquet Piece, Pieter Claez

Friday, October 16, 2015

Steampunk waterworks

 Birds made to sing, and be silent alternately by flowing Water
The villa d'Este (constructed 1550-1580s') had at least one waterwork inspired by Hero's Pneumatica.

From the sound of it, the bird sang while the owl was turned away. While the owl turns away, the birds do play!

Hero is considered by some to be the inventor of the steam engine, perhaps in the 4th century A.D.

Gonna have to try this at home.


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