1206 – suction pump

In 1206, an Arabic engineer and inventor from Mesopotamia known as al-Jazari wrote a description of a suction pump, along with several other supporting pieces, all incorporated into the design of a twin cylinder reciprocating piston suction pump. This was the first known use of a partial vacuum to suck fluids into a pump, the first known application of a double action cylinder and piston, and the use of a crank shank with connecting rod to convert rotary motion into linear motion.

Al-Jazari (follow link for bio) also created more inventions:

  • gearing and other mechanical controls
  • water raising machines
  • automated devices
  • a variety of clocks

vacuum pump

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