Publication:

Mills of Belidor (Architecture hydraulique, part 1 book 2)

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    Authors & editors

    Ward, Owen [Author]
    Watkins, George [Author]
    Belidor, Bernard Forest de [Author]
    Harverson, Michael (1937–2017)

    Publisher TIMS
    Year of publication 2003
    Languages

    English (main text)

    Medium Book
    Edition1
    SeriesBibliotheca Molinologica
    No. in series17
    Topics

    Energy & power > Development of technology

    Scope & contentA study on the mills of 18th century French engineer Bernard Forest de Belidor.

    Details different types of mill and how they worked, including mills for grinding corn, sawmills and gunpowder mills. Also explores the use of chain-pumps, bucket-wheels and other machines for raising water. Each page contains labelled diagrams of working parts. Contains a loose sheet letter from the International Molinological Society.
    KeywordsFrance, Gunpowder, Cereals,

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    Accession no. 12730

    • Shelf location: B015-WAR
    • Notes: A selection of material from Belidor's work, mainly on the development of watermill technology.

      The translators also provided a commentary on some aspects and abbreviated Belidors' "somewhat verbose" descriptions.

      A4 booklet in a cardboard folder.

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