Pressure of the Air

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A hand holds a glass upside down as the water inside is kept from running out by a sheet of paper
Pressure of the air.
(P. 36.)

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A man’s hand is seen holding a stem glass upside down as the water inside is kept from running out by a sheet of paper and atmospheric pressure.

The caption reads in the original French: Verre plein d’eau, retourné et fermé par une feuille de papier que maintient la pression de l’air.

Caption taken from the English edition titled Popular scientific recreations in natural philosophy, astronomy, geology, chemistry. London: Ward, Lock, and Co., n.d. [ca. 1882].

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