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Force Pump

Force Pump

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Description
This glass model of a fire engine force pump came from the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, a Washington, D.C. school that was established in 1870 as the Preparatory High School for Colored Youth. It may date from 1916 when the school moved into a large new building.
Ref: L. E. Knott Apparatus Co., Harcourt Equipment for Physics (Cambridge, Mass., 1928), p. 74.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Force Pump
Measurements
overall: 9 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in x 2 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 18.415 cm x 6.35 cm
overall: 9 1/2 in x 7 1/4 in x 2 5/8 in; 24.13 cm x 18.415 cm x 6.6675 cm
ID Number
PH.323758
catalog number
323758
accession number
252354
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National Museum of American History
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