Egyptian Housewife

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In Pharaoh´s times: While the peasant is irrigating his field with the shaduf, his wife is preparing the meal. On a millstone the wheat is grinded to flour and gathered in a basket.

This model is inspired by a mechanical toy from the age of the ancient Egyptians. But at that time the miller was moved by a string. Now the rotation of the crank is transformed into the motion of the upper part of the body by an oscillating lever.

Author: Walter Ruffler
Crank mechanism Size: 14 x 6 x 29 cm
3 construction sheets DIN A 4

Difficulty class: middle

Published by: Walter Ruffler Paper automata

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