Air pump experiment, 18th century

Air pump experiment, 18th century

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Caption: Air pump experiment. 18th-century diagram of hemispheres enclosing a vacuum supporting weights (bottom). This engraving is panel 4 from the second edition (1719) of 'Physico-Mechanical Experiments on Various Subjects' by the English scientist and Royal Society demonstrator Francis Hauksbee (1666-1713). From 1703, Hawksbee was curator and instrument maker for the Royal Society, carrying out weekly demonstrations of machines such as air pumps and static electricity generators. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1706. This work, originally published in 1709, included experiments carried out at the Royal Society.

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