Demonstrating the strength of a vacuum

Demonstrating the strength of a vacuum

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Caption: Demonstrating the strength of a vacuum. Vessel from which air has been evacuated mounted in frame. A rope attached is passed over two pulley wheels. On a wooden platform hung from the end of the rope weights were added until the vacuum was overpowered. From Experimenta Nova by Otto von Guericke (Amsterdam, 1672). Engraving.

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