Item RHSC-09-016 - "Zonca 1607, syphon and horizontal waterwheel"

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"Zonca 1607, syphon and horizontal waterwheel"


  • 1607 (Creation)

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He helped to found Manchester's Science and Industry Museum, where he was its first lecturer-in-charge.


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Vittorio Zonca (1568–1603) was an Italian engineer and writer. He wrote the Theater of machines, which was published in Padua in 1607 four years after his death.

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