Lift Pump


This lift pump was used by physics students at Columbia College (now University) in New York City. It is made of brass and glass, sits on a square mahogany base, has no apparent inscriptions, and does not resemble pumps offered by major makers and dealers. It may have been made by William Grunow (1830-1817), a German immigrant who moved to New York City in 1873 and was soon advertising as “scientific instrument maker” at Columbia College.

Date Made: late nineteenth century

Maker: Grunow, William

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.323811Catalog Number: 323811Accession Number: 249200

Object Name: Lift Pumplift pump

Measurements: overall: 27 3/8 in x 16 in x 13 3/4 in; 69.596 cm x 40.64 cm x 34.925 cmoverall: pump: 26 3/4 in x 18 3/4 in x 9 1/8 in; 67.945 cm x 47.625 cm x 23.1775 cmoverall: tube: 9 1/2 in x 1 in; 24.13 cm x 2.54 cm


Record Id: nmah_1391058

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