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air pump

A device for forcing air in or out of a chamber.
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Dear Lord, this is an air pump, but there was no way I was going to lose.
Chromalloy was one of those customers to receive a visit from Holland Air Pumps. "From what we saw we decided that we had some interest in the new pump and when Wilden sent me a total overview of how much money we could save they convinced me," says Bollebakker.
Because those materials remain dimensionally stable with temperature changes--and air pumps get very hot in operation--they are excellent for operating efficiency.
Utz told us that if you suddenly start having air pumps fail, the problem probably lies in the system, not with the pump.
Mr Kilcoyne said he had not heard of air pump charges in any other Irish petrol stations.
"Air pumps are like vibrators, especially when hooked to something," explains Brown, "you don't want to hear the equipment running."
Bailey reviewed numerous air pumps, but found only one that would fit all of his requirements.
In 1855 the German inventor Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Geissler (1815-1879) took advantage of Torricelli's discovery to devise an air pump without moving mechanical parts.
Cycloid's answer to this dilemma is an air pump that monitors and maintains tire pressure.
AN EXPERIMENT ON A BIRD IN THE AIR PUMP - what a name and what a band.They take their moniker from a famous painting from the 18th century, the age of scientific enlightenment - and there is so much enlightening about the 21st century musical Air Pump.