Origins of Pneumatics

Ctesibio: Greek Inventor and Father of Pneumatics We consider Ctesibius (285-222 B.C.) who was a great Greek inventor and mathematician the father of pneumatics. Ctesibio’s Pump With one of his great inventions he has laid the foundations for our current work: Ctesibio’s Pump. Also known as the Fire Extinguishing Pump and described both in Vitruvio’s …