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Subject: Ho exactly does a Mercury Vacuume pump operate?

Date: Tue Jun 29 22:19:19 1999
Posted by Greg MacCartney
Grade level: undergrad School: Columbus State
City: Columbus State/Province: Ohio Country: USA
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 930712759.Eg

How exactly does a Mercury vacuume pump operate?
I know Thomas Edison used one to create a vacuume for his first 
working light bulb. How does the pump work ,and is Mercury really 
used, or does the word Mercury refer to something else?

Re: Ho exactly does a Mercury Vacuume pump operate?

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