Pike Air Pump

Description:

Double-barrel, table-top air pump with a “BENJN PIKE JR. / 234 BROADWAY / NEW YORK” inscription on an ivory tag. Benjamin Jr. (1808–1864) opened his own shop in the early 1840s, but did not explain which instruments were made by craftsmen working for him, which were made in workshops and factories elsewhere in the United States, and which were made abroad.

Ref: Benjamin Pike Jr., Pike’s Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments (New York, 1856), vol. 2, p. 282.

User: Bloomfield-Mespo School DistrictMaker: Pike, Jr., Benjamin

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New YorkUsed: United States: Ohio, North Bloomfield

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Exhibition:

Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Richard J. Zitto

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2010.0235.53Catalog Number: 2010.0235.53Accession Number: 2010.0235

Object Name: air pump

Physical Description: ivory (?) (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 in x 13 in x 10 in; 38.1 cm x 33.02 cm x 25.4 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-7160-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1409635

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