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A Natterer compressor
was a type of air compression
An air compressor is a device that converts power into kinetic energy by compressing and pressurizing air, which, on command, can be released in quick bursts...
machine which was used in early experiments in making liquid oxygen
Liquid oxygen — abbreviated LOx, LOX or Lox in the aerospace, submarine and gas industries — is one of the physical forms of elemental oxygen.-Physical properties:...
(LOX) in the 1870s. A manually operated screw jack was utilized to compress air or other gases up to ~200 atm
The standard atmosphere is an international reference pressure defined as 101325 Pa and formerly used as unit of pressure. For practical purposes it has been replaced by the bar which is 105 Pa...
The pound per square inch or, more accurately, pound-force per square inch is a unit of pressure or of stress based on avoirdupois units...
The device was created by Johann Natterer, a student of Adolf Martin Pleischl
Adolf Martin Pleischl was a chemist and medical doctor.- References :...
, for experiments creating liquid carbonic acid.