Well, I suppose this subject of bellows would come under the heading of pneumatics in natural philosophy.
There is a class of pneumatics, acting on the respiratory organs.
Does not the air pump, which you used in the experiments, on pneumatics, operate upon the same principles as the sucking pump?
We find a little discussion of mechanics, hydrostatics and pneumatics, a little heat, and a very little optics.
He is known by his perseverance in making experiments to cure consumption by the application of pneumatics.
In 1669 he published a work on pneumatics, and in that work claimed to have discovered Perpetual Motion.
We should therefore be careful not to over-string the Instrument, since it so plainly contradicts the Principles of pneumatics.
While a fixed top is a great weight to carry, and very hard on pneumatics, one should certainly have a calash.
Heat is the worst enemy of these pneumatics as the delicate rubber will not stand it.
Ctesibius of Alexandria, Hero and others, founded the science of pneumatics on observations on the physical properties of air.
1650s, from Latin pneumaticus "of the wind, belonging to the air," from Greek pneumatikos "of wind or air" (which is attested mainly as "of spirit, spiritual"), from pneuma (genitive pneumatos) "the wind," also "breath" (see pneuma). Earlier was pneumatical (c.1600).
pneumatic pneu·mat·ic (nōō-māt'ĭk, nyōō-)
Of or relating to air or other gases.
Relating to respiration.
Relating to a structure that is filled with air.