Die Industriegeschichte des Wassers

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    English titleThe industrial history of water
    Authors & editors

    Föhl, Axel [Author]

    Publisher VDI-Verlag
    Year of publication 1985

    German (main text)

    Medium Book


    Scope & contentSummary TranslationThe use of water in industry, concentrating on the last two centuries, in Europe. The three sections deal with transport (canals); energy; and supply.The chapter on energy considers the history of water energy, in particular the use of water wheels. In English, textile factories continued to be known as mills because they were originally powered by water. Even after the introduction of steam pumps, wheels were still used to supply the necessary water. Tidal mills were first mentioned in England in the 11th century; in 1938 there were still nine in use in Britain. One of these, the House Mill at Bromley-by-Bow in London is shown in a black-and-white photo. In the Netherlands, windmills were used for drainage – a technique that spread to the fens of East Anglia. Another photo shows a row of windmills at Kinderdijk in the Netherlands.In addition to full-page colour and black-and-white photos, the book is illustrated with smaller photos, contemporary and modern diagrams and sketches.

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    Accession no. 229632

    • Shelf location: Z00
    • Donor: Ken Major Collection
    • Notes: Photos by Manfred Hamm