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

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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.

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