An Egyptian shaduf lifting the Nile waters to the thirsty fields Egypt For many thousands of years this device has been used A pole with a weight or counterpoise at one end and a bucket hanging from the other is suspended at a point not far from the weight which then by its simple gravity draws up the bucket when filled from the waters below With this primitive equipment the native raises the water from four to eight feet though a strong man will lift it much higher Stereoscopic card Detail From a series called Egypt Through the Stereoscope text by James H Breasted
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