Piston pumps, 15th century

Piston pumps, 15th century

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Caption: Piston pumps. 15th-century illustration of two piston pumps and their internal mechanisms. This is a page from the book 'Edificij et machine' that was published in around the period 1475 to 1480. The book contains 103 drawings by Italian architect and artist Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1501) and his assistants, featuring lifting machines, water transport devices, and mechanisms for milling and moving boats.

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