Archimedian screw in use, Egypt, early 20th century.

 
Archimedian screw in use, Egypt, early 20th century.
4 0 c m
 
31cm
actual image size: 23cm x 32cm

Description

Photograph showing a 'Tambour' or Archimedian screw being used to lift water by a land worker in Egypt. By tilting the machine to a greater angle higher lifts may be obtained, while the driving handle is wide enough to enable two men, sitting opposite each other, to operate it together.

Image Details

Image Ref.
 
10326308

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