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Guericke

[gair-uh-kee, -kuh, gwair-; German gy-ri-kuh] /ˈgɛər ə ki, -kə, ˈgwɛər-; German ˈgü rɪ kə/
noun
1.
Otto von
[awt-oh-fuh n] /ˈɔt oʊ fən/ (Show IPA),
1602–86, German physicist.
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  • Guericke was called to perform his experiments before the Emperor.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • Guericke, better known as the inventor of the air-pump, made a sulphur-ball machine, often claimed to have been the first.

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  • Guericke's house and family were saved, but the sufferings of the city were not yet ended.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • Hawkesbee constructed a glass machine that was an improvement over that of Guericke.

    Steam Steel and Electricity James W. Steele
  • Here he devised several modifications of the instruments of Guericke, and printed a description of them.

  • Of the two, Guericke seems to have covered a wider field, and to have been more distinctly an inventor.

    Invention Bradley A. Fiske
  • The author admits that such an objection would have great reasonableness, and that Guericke's feat is a little hard to class.

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  • Papin had observed that, in Guericke's experiment, air-pressure lifted several men off their feet.

    The Story of Great Inventions Elmer Ellsworth Burns
  • Guericke entered the service of Saxony, and was again made mayor of the city.

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  • The experiments which Guericke made with his air-pump aroused the attention of the princes, and especially Emperor Ferdinand.

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Guericke

/German ˈɡeːrikə/
noun
1.
Otto von. 1602–86, German physicist: invented the air pump (1650) and demonstrated the power of a vacuum with the Magdeburg hemispheres
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