Water wheel powering bellows at a furnace

Water wheel powering bellows at a furnace

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Caption: Water power. Water wheel (at lower centre) powering bellows which are blowing air into furnaces. The wheel is connected to the bellows through a series of crankshafts. Image taken from Le diverse et artificiose machine (1588) by Ramelli.

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Keywords: 16th century, bellows, energy, furnace, historical, history of science, ramelli's water wheel, technology, water, water power, water powered, water wheel, wheel

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