Archimedes� screw, 1856. : News Photo
Archimedes� screw, 1856. : News Photo
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Archimedes� screw, 1856.

FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 18: Chromolithograph by E Wormser of the hydraulic screw whose invention is traditionally ascribed to Greek mathematician Archimedes (c 287-212 BC). Turning the handle at the top makes a ball travel up the helical tube. This device is still in use in many parts of the world for raising water. Illustration from �Grands dessins colories pour l'enseignement de la mecanique / composes sous la direction de M le General Morin _ et par les soins de M Tresca�, by Arthur Jules Morin (1795-1880), published in Paris in 1856. The collected 30 plates were sold in a portfolio, but could also be bought as a series or separately, and were produced for the purpose of instructing the general public in the intricacies of mechanical engineering. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
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Restrictions:Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
Editorial #:90765758
Collection:SSPL
Date created:January 01, 1856
License type:Rights-managed
Release info:Not released. More information
Source:SSPL
Object name:10437691
Max file size:3508 x 2746 px (11.69 x 9.15 in) - 300 dpi - 1.15 MB
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