View of Magdeburg Hemispheres

Magdeburg Hemispheres  (Museum piece: These two brass hemispheres may be placed together and the air removed from the cavity with a vacuum pump. The greater pressure of the air on the outside then causes two to stick together.), Credit Line: U.S. Military Academy, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Abstract/Description: Magdeburg Hemispheres (Museum piece: These two brass hemispheres may be placed together and the air removed from the cavity with a vacuum pump. The greater pressure of the air on the outside then causes two to stick together.)
Subject(s): Equipment and supplies
Instruments
West Point (N.Y.)
United States Military Academy
Credit Line: U.S. Military Academy, courtesy of AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives
Catalog ID: US Military Academy F4