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Model of a Force Pump, English, c. 1860

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Inventory Number: 30868
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Similar to the suction pump except that this pump has a double action. First, the water is sucked into the cylinder in the usual way, but instead of lifting it to a spout, it is pushed into a side reservoir of glass. Air trapped in this reservoir helps to expel the water on the upstroke, producing a continuous jet of water as with the old-fashioned fire pumps.
Provenance: Transferred from the Clarendon Laboratory
Collection Group:
Material(s): Glass
copper alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
545 160 mm


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