A female figure with a vacuum pump; representing physics. Etching by C.L. de Lingée after C-N. Cochin the younger, c. 1773.
- Cochin, Charles Nicolas, 1715-1790.
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Cochin, loc. cit., describes the apparatus as "la machine pneumatique ... la boussole, le barometre, la machine de Papin &c.". A bird can be seen dying in the vacuum jar as the woman pumps out the air with a foot pump