Hellend scheprad: geschiedenis en bouw
|English title||Inclined paddle-wheel: history and construction|
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||De Walburg Pers|
|Year of publication||1977|
Dutch (main text)
Energy & power > Development of technology
|Scope & content||With an introduction by the author. |
The first chapter, ‘History’ explains the development of the concept of the inclined paddle-wheel, leading to its invention in 1771 by Anthoine George Eckhardt. Its basic purpose was polder drainage, and it was the result of various preceding constructions within polder-windmills.
The second chapter, illustrated from archive material, is called ‘Operation of the upright paddle-wheel compared with the sloping wheel’.
The third chapter is entitled ‘Form and composition of the sloping paddle-wheel’, with diagrams and photographs.
The fourth chapter, ‘The sloping paddle-wheel as a transition from the upright to the horizontal paddle-wheel’, provides illustrations of surviving remnants, and diagrams of the elliptical cylinders in models of the construction.
The fifth chapter is called ‘Alterations which may enable improvements’, showing diagrammatic representations of technical improvements proposed in the 18th and 20th centuries.
The book concludes with a list of illustrations and a short bibliography.
|Keywords||Millwrighting, Drainage, pumps & wells, Archaeology & history|
Accession no. 230312
- Shelf location: Z00-SIP
Divisions within this publication
- 1: History
- 2: Operation of the upright paddle-wheel compared with the sloping wheel
- 3: Form and composition of the sloping paddle-wheel
- 4: The sloping paddle-wheel as a transition from the upright to the horizontal paddle-wheel
- 5: Alterations which may enable improvements