Bursting Bottle Apparatus
   The apparatus at the left is at Denison University, Granville, Ohio, and was bought from the Central Scientific Company of Chicago ca. 1905. In the 1927 catalogue it is listed at $3.25, including two extra 175 cc bottles. 

   It demonstrates the incompressibility of water. The bottle is filled completely with water, and the top is clamped down firmly. The piston rod is then pushed down, highly incompressible water pushes against the sides of the glass bottle, and the bottle breaks. 

   This bursting bottle is in the collection of historical scientific instruments at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky. 

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