Movement 473

473. Air-pump of simple construction. Smaller tub inverted in larger one. The latter contains water to upper dotted line, and the pipe from shaft or space to be exhausted passes through it to a few inches above water, terminating with valve opening upward. Upper tub has short pipe and upwardly-opening valve at top, and is suspended by ropes from levers. When upper tub descends, great part of air within is expelled through upper valve, so that, when afterward raised, rarefaction within causes gas or air to ascend through the lower valve. This pump was successfully used for drawing off carbonic acid from a large and deep shaft.