Friday, October 5, 2012

Mining the Archives - Paternoster Pumps


Georgio Agricola, paternoster chain pump in De re metallica libri XII, 1556


Daniele Barbaro, paternoster chain pump in Vitruvius: I dieci libri dell' architettura, 1567


Georgio Agricola, paternoster chain pump in De re metallica libri XII, 1556

Old images found from website:

database machine drawings

Wolfgang Lefèvre & Marcus Popplow
MPIWG 2006-2009

The database DMD is part of the research project The Relation of Practical 
Experience and Conceptual Structures in the Emergence of Science: Mental 
Models in the History of Mechanics, a project pursued by Department I of the 
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, headed by 
Jürgen Renn. In its context, a large number of original sources concerning the 
history of mechanics have been made available on the Internet as a digital 
research library, the Archimedes Project. In this broader context the database 
DMD is especially devoted to studying the practical knowledge of early modern 

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