Copy of Otto von Guericke's air pump

Made:
1876
maker:
Elkington and Company

Copy of Otto von Guericke's air pump, by Elkington and Company, Birmingham, England, 1876. The original was made for South Kensington Museum exhibited in the Loan Collection of Scientific Apparatus, 1876.

Details

Category:
Vacuum Technology
Object Number:
1877-2
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), copper (metal), iron, lead (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
reciever: 680 mm x 430 mm x 340 mm, 10kg
pump: 1175 mm x 1180 mm x 750 mm, 40kg
overall (estimated weight): 1175 mm x 1180 mm x 750 mm, 60kg
type:
replica
taxonomy:
  • derivative object
  • copy - derivative object
  • reproduction
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • pumping machinery