Robert Boyle's Air Pump (replica)

Robert Boyle's Air Pump (replica)

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
air pump (replica)
date made
1956
maker
Eichner, Laurits Christian
place made
United States: New Jersey
Measurements
overall: glass bulb: 12 in x 7 in; 30.48 cm x 17.78 cm
overall: wrench: 3 1/4 in x 2 in x 5/8 in; 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm x 1.5875 cm
overall: stand: 12 in x 9 in x 9 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 22.86 cm x 24.765 cm
ID Number
PH.314816
catalog number
314816
accession number
210759
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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