Robert Boyle's Air Pump (replica)


This is a ½ sized replica of the air pump that Robert Boyle described in his New Experiments Physico-Mechanicall Touching the Spring of the Air (Oxford, 1660). Lauritz Christian Eichner, a New Jersey craftsman, made it for the Smithsonian in the mid-1950s; the glass globe came from Denmark.

Date Made: 1956

Maker: Eichner, Laurits Christian

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.314816Catalog Number: 314816Accession Number: 210759

Object Name: air pump (replica)

Measurements: overall: glass bulb: 12 in x 7 in; 30.48 cm x 17.78 cmoverall: wrench: 3 1/4 in x 2 in x 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.5875 cmoverall: stand: 12 in x 9 in x 9 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x 24.765 cm


Record Id: nmah_1253894

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