Movement 475

475. Bilge ejector (Brear’s patent) for discharging bilge-water from vessels, or for raising and forcing water under various circumstances. D is a chamber having attached a suction-pipe, B, and discharge-pipe, C, and having a steam-pipe entering at one side, with a nozzle directed toward the discharge-pipe. A jet of steam entering through A expels the air from D and C, produces a vacuum in B, and causes water to rise through B, and pass through D and C, in a regular and constant stream. Compressed air may be used as a substitute for steam.