Vacuum Pump

Title

Vacuum Pump

Subject

Pneumatics

Description

A vacuum pump is a device that removes gas from a sealed volume in order to leave behind a partial vacuum. The first vacuum pump was invented in 1650 by Otto von Guericke. This 19th century pump is made of brass.

Source

Property of the W&L Physics & Engineering Department

Files

http://s3.amazonaws.com/omeka-net/2253/archive/files/e9f01965b6d55ab5aad68e3e5e7243eb.JPG

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Citation

“Vacuum Pump,” Digital Exhibits at Washington and Lee University Library, accessed November 19, 2017, http://omeka.wlu.edu/items/show/216.