Pneumatic Devices

Pneumatic Devices

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Caption: Plate from 18th century encyclopedia showing illustrations of various pneumatic devices. The main illustration shows a 'wind-gun', or in modern parlance, an airgun a device that uses air pressure rather than gunpwder to propel a projectile. The bottom illustrations show the mechanism of a windmill.

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Keywords: air, air pressure, airgun, bullet, cog wheels, cogs, encyclopedia, gun, gun barrel, gunpowder, pneumatic, projectile, trigger, weather vane, wheels, wind gun, wind vane, windmill

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