Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eugene Bourdon

Eugene Bourdon was born in 1808 in Paris, France. He began his career as a watchmaker and later and engineer. Bourdon is credited with inventing the Burdon gauge in 1849, which measures air pressure. This gauge can measure up to 100,000 pounds per square inch. This invention also helped decrease the number of steam engine incidents because before Bourdon, measuring this amount of pressure was nearly impossible. He died in 1884, but his Bourdon tube pressure gauge is still used by engineers today.

1) link to Eugene Bourdon
http://www.freunde-alter-wetterinstrumente.de/illustrationen/12_5img_01.jpg

2)link to invention
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f7/Manometer_inside.jpg

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