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Ctesibius' Water Clock
Waterclock

Origin

Ctesibius

Type

Water Clock

Effects

Releases blasts of compressed air

Downsides

Can knock things off balance or propel them into the air

Activation

Passage of an hour

Collected by

Warehouse 5

Section

Scientia-732T

Aisle

808206-4750

Shelf

453727-2737-734

Date of Collection

719

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OriginEdit

Ctesibius was a Greek inventor who lived in Ptolemaic Egypt when he conducted research into compressed air. He used his discoveries to create pumps, pipe organs and clocks that ran on compressed air blown through water. None of his writings have survived, although he is considered the father of modern pneumatics.

EffectsEdit

Releases blasts of compressed air every hour that passes. They normally emanate from the clock itself but can appear several up to several meters away. This blast can appear in the air, moving small objects or propelling them forwards. When it materializes in water, the bubbles created from it contain highly pressurized air; popping them will create a potent blowback in all directions.

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