Forcing and Lifting Pump

Forcing and Lifting Pump

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The University of Michigan moved to Ann Arbor in 1841, and began classes in natural philosophy (what we now call physics) two years later. This forcing and lifting pump came from that school, and may have been used at an early date.
Ref: Benjamin Pike, Jr., Pike’s Illustrated Descriptive Catalogue of Optical, Mathematical, and Philosophical Instruments (New York, 1848), vol. 1, pp. 233-235.
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Object Name
lifting and force pump
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 18 1/2 in x 5 in; 46.99 cm x 12.7 cm
overall: 19 1/4 in x 8 3/8 in x 5 1/4 in; 48.895 cm x 21.2725 cm x 13.335 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of the University of Michigan Department of Phhysics through Mr. Arthur Dockrill
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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