Sablukov, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
Born Oct. 22 (Nov. 2), 1783; died Mar. 3(15), 1857, in St. Petersburg. Russian inventor and scientist. Lieutenant general in the corps of mining engineers.
In 1832, Sablukov invented a centrifugal blower, which he subsequently improved. It came to be widely used in tanneries and sugar refineries, on seagoing ships, and in mines. In 1838 he designed a centrifugal pump, and he later worked on ways of using it in a ship propulsion unit. Sablukov designed artillery shells, mines, and optical sights.