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Archimedes Screw !

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  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Archimedes Screw !
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 8:27 AM

Now here's one for you .

     Has anyone thought about this. We have all kinds of Da-Vinci stuff. How about this Guy? Say something simple, like his famous water Pump. Very basic that. A hollow tube ( Ceramic or Wood.) Then this wooden spiral device inside .When cranked after being set in water ,it lifted the water to a higher level .Viola! Irrigation Pump! He had a knob on the lower end that mounted in a small cross-piece and the same at the top,except the top end had a handle for turning it attached ,This all kept it centered .

      I saw the drawings in a Museum and never forgot them. Haven't built one yet. Scale ? -Who Knows? I don't know what scale Rotini comes in. Yes,when sealed, you can use pasta for parts. Just Don't cook it ! The Rotini ( if straight ) can be inserted into a large straw and then the other pieces made to accomodate it . Just think.The first in you neighborhood to have a model of the first irrigation pump of a screw design! the Archimedes Screw !

  • Member since
    March 2014
Posted by Graham Green on Tuesday, July 23, 2019 3:29 PM

Well, dont just talk about it, ----- so when are you going to start making one ? :-)

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:15 AM

Graham;

    I thought I would put this out for someone to pick up. I don't have the time right now.

Now, I can do it when I have the rotini. I may try it. Are you ready?

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 7:54 AM

Graham ;

    After my last post, I discovered a distinct problem. I keep eating the parts! LOL.LOL.  T.B.

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