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.
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- Date Added
- December 15, 2011
- “Vacuum Pump,” Antique Scientific Instruments at Washington and Lee University, accessed April 24, 2018, http://physicsapparatus.omeka.net/items/show/52.