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

Vacuum Pump.JPG
Date Added
December 15, 2011
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Citation
“Vacuum Pump,” Antique Scientific Instruments at Washington and Lee University, accessed November 18, 2017, http://physicsapparatus.omeka.net/items/show/52.