• Archimedean screw operated by reciprocating rope to give continuous circular motion.

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    FOT1022915
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    6000 x 4510 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    508 x 382 mm
    20.0 x 15.0 in
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    Keywords
    Water Irrigation Mechanics Machine stock image stock photo
    Description
    Archimedean screw operated by reciprocating rope to give continuous circular motion. The screw is being used to raise water from A to B. The invention of this device for raising water by either a spiral tube wound round an axis, or by a broad screw fitted in a tube, is attributed to Archimedes (c187-212BC) but there is evidence that it was known and used for irrigation as early as 600 BC. Engraving from Receuil d'ouvrages Curieux de Mathematique et de Mecanique, ... by Gaspard Grollier de Serviere (Lyons, 1719).
    Uploader
    Samuel Corbyn-Manning
    Contributor
    World History Archive
    Date Taken
    1719
    Uploaded on
    2012-11-09
    Collection
    World History Archive
    Category
    Heritage
    Sub Category
    History
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