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Suction pumps arranged in three tiers and linked by cranks. Powered by a water wheel, they are being used to raise water from mine workings. From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556). Woodcut.

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Suction pumps arranged in three tiers and linked by cranks.  Powered by a water wheel, they are being used to raise water from mine workings.  From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556).  Woodcut.