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Polhem's strange tap

Anna Gerdén

National Museum of Science and Technology

National Museum of Science and Technology

Polhem's strange tap, a device for tapping a controled amount of liquid from a barrel. The tap is operated with a key. This was a remarkable invention in contemporary eyes. Christopher Polhem ment that this tap could be used to control the servants alcohol consumption.

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  • Title: Polhem's strange tap
  • Creator: Anna Gerdén
  • Provenance: Donation by the Royal Institue of Technology, 1925
  • Type: Kitchen appliance
  • Rights: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0
  • External Link: National Museum of Science and Technology
  • Medium: Metal, brass

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