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Multiple suction pumps, powered by an overshot water wheel through a spur wheel and lantern, being used to raise water from a mine. From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556). Woodcut.

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Multiple suction pumps, powered by an overshot water wheel through a spur wheel and lantern, being used to raise water from a mine. From 'De re metallica', by Agricola, pseudonym of Georg Bauer (Basle, 1556).  Woodcut.