Who invented the air pump?

Answer Otto von Guericke, a Prussian engineer and physicist from the town of Madgeburg (Germany), invented the first air pump in 1650 to study air as it relates to respiration, combustion and a vacuum.Sou... Read More »

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Who invented the breast pump?

Suzanne Forgach invented the first breast pump. A resident of Tucson, Arizona, Forgach applied for a patent for the foot-pedal-operated device on July 12, 1993, and received a patent on April 19, 1... Read More »

Who invented the hydraulic pump?

The first hydraulic ram pump was built by John Whitehurst in 1775. It had to be operated manually and was able to raise water to a height of 16 feet. French inventor Joseph Montgolfier built an aut... Read More »

Who Invented the Heat Pump?

Lord Kelvin invented the first heat pump in 1852. However, it wasn't until Robert C. Webber modified the heat pump in the 1940s that the device became much more widely available for at-home use.Sou... Read More »

Who invented the spray bottle pump?

According to Free Patents Online, Dr. Jules Montenier and the Plax Corporation invented the first plastic spray bottle in 1947. This device, "unitary container and atomizer for liquids," came to be... Read More »