Compressed air rock drill

Compressed air rock drill

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Credit: Universal History Archive/UIG/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Germain Sommeiller's (1815-1871) compressed air rock drill used in the Mont Cenis and St Gothard railway tunnels. Sommeiller engineer of Mont Cenis tunnel. Wood engraving, Paris, 1874.

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Keywords: 1815-1871, 1874, air, cenis, civil, compressed, drill, engineer, engineering, engraving, germain, gothard, machinery, mechanisation, mont, paris, physics, pneumatics, railway, rock, sommeiller, st, tunnel, tunnels, used, wood

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