English Georgian Brass & Mahogany Demonstration Vacuum Air Pump Antique

English Georgian Brass & Mahogany Demonstration Vacuum Air Pump Antique

Stock Number: 160925




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Scientific, Technology, Other Medical Antiques, Other Technology Antiques


Offered for sale;

Neo Classical English Georgian double-barrelled mechanical vacuum air pump, circa 1815.

Two tapered pillar construction reminiscent of the Parthenon, the shaped mahogany pediment held in place with two Adam Finials.

The whole stood on a moulded rectangular plinth with shaped bracket feet like a small piece of late Georgian furniture.

An intriguing philosophical instrument, a rich man’s / boy’s toy, for both serious scientific endeavour and after dinner entertainment of his guests.

Demonstrating in a vacuum, the silence of a ringing bell, a feather dropping at the same speed as a lead weight, and something about canaries.

All in excellent condition, retaining original lacquer to the brass and patinated polished surface to the mahogany.

Good tight motions to the rack and pinion action, a little tinkering and you’d be impressing your friends with a show.

Rectangular base 13,1/4″ x 10″ or 337mm x 254mm Weight 9.8kg

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GB Cog Scientific

As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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