No. 45. A Jet of Steam supporting a Sphere.
BALLS are supported aloft in the following manner. Underneath a cauldron (fig. 45), containing water and closed at the top, a fire is lighted. From the covering a tube runs upwards, at the extremity of which, and communicatmg with it, is a hollow hemisphere. If we put a light ball into the hemisphere, it will be found that the steam from the cauldron, rising through the tube, lifts the ball so that it is suspended.