Pike Air Pump

Pike Air Pump

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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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
air pump
user
Bloomfield-Mespo School District
maker
Pike, Jr., Benjamin
place made
United States: New York, New York
used
United States: Ohio, North Bloomfield
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
ID Number
2010.0235.53
catalog number
2010.0235.53
accession number
2010.0235
Credit Line
Richard J. Zitto
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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