Poncelet Wheel

Poncelet Wheel

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Caption: The Poncelet Wheel, 1826, a drawing from a model in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers, Paris, France. At the time, the Poncelet water wheel offered a more efficient design in hydraulic power. Jean-Victor Poncelet (1788-1867) was a French engineer and mathematician. He is known for having revived projective geometry.

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Keywords: 1800s, 19th century, art, artwork, bw, design, diagram, drawing, engineering, engraving, french, historic, historical, history, hydraulic physics, illustration, nineteenth century, poncelet, power, sketch, water wheel, waterwheel, wheel

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