A horse-powered water pump, 1589.

 
A horse-powered water pump, 1589.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

Engraved diagram showing a man with a whip leading a horse attached to a mechanism for pumping water. Illustration from 'Gli artifitiosi et curiosi moti spiritali di Herrone' (commonly called 'Pneumatics') by Hero of Alexandria, published in Ferrara in 1589.

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10438541

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