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009614

A rag-and-chain pump powered by an overshot water wheel being used to drain a mine. On the right is a detail of the tube of the pump. From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556). Woodcut.

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A rag-and-chain pump powered by an overshot water wheel being used to drain a mine.  On the right is a detail of the tube of the pump. From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556).  Woodcut.