| Nyle Steiner of Kaysville, Utah developed a really
simple peristaltic air pump for vacuum
It required a length of surgical tubing, two ink brayers and a board.
He described it in Scientific American's Amateur Scientist in August 1966.
| This is the illustration from the
August 1966 issue of
Amateur Science section.
This was perhaps the most inexpensive
Things like a glass drinking straw,
This picture was taken off a micro
A year 2001 version
of the linear peristaltic air pump.
This is a modern version of the linear peristaltic air pump.
Its design was inspired by both Nyle's prior art and my current
knowledge of modern rotary oil-sealed
Gone is the additional brayer guide. The hose is secured to
the stick by the gaffer's tape.
Additionally the long tube and the other dead volumes that
connected the pump hose to the discharge
Because the discharge tube is small, in comparison to the swept
pump volume, operating pressure is
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