• Perpetual motion machine described in about 1664 by Ulrich von Cranach of Hamburg.

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    FOT1022100
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    6000 x 3818 px
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    508 x 323 mm
    20.0 x 12.7 in
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    Perpetual motion machine described in about 1664 by Ulrich von Cranach of Hamburg. Iron balls drive the water wheel that operates the Archimedean screw that raises the balls up again. Cranach claimed it would operate pumps for mines, and insisted that it stood in water. This would have increased energy losses, but was probably necessary to hide a secret driving mechanism. Engraving from The Gentleman's Magazine (London, 1747).
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    Samuel Corbyn-Manning
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    World History Archive
    Date Taken
    1747
    Uploaded on
    2012-11-09
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    World History Archive
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    Heritage
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    History
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