Model of Al-Jazari's Double-Action Suction Pump

1001 Inventions

1001 Inventions
London, United Kingdom

A fully operational large model of Al-Jazari’s double-action suction pump shown here at the '1001 Inventions' exhibition in the Jordan Museum.

By using copper pistons, effective seals and flapper valves, Al-Jazari made a pump that sucked up water from the river into two cylinders that then emptied their contents into a single shared outlet above the machine.


  • Title: Model of Al-Jazari's Double-Action Suction Pump
  • Type: Suction Pump
  • Original Source: By 1001 Inventions at the 1001 Inventions Exhibition, Jordan Museum, Amman

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