Water Powered

Some articles on water:

Watermill - Applications
... Cotton mills were driven by water ... Steam engines were initially used to increase the water flow to the wheel, then as the industrial revolution progressed, to directly drive the shafts ... Carpet mills for making carpets and rugs were sometimes water-powered ...
Stockport - History - Industrialisation
... Suitable thread had to be imported from Italy, where it was spun on water-powered machinery ... Lombe was paid off, and in 1732 Stockport's first silk mill (indeed, the first water-powered textile mill in the north-west of England) was opened on a bend in the Mersey ... The combination of a good water power site (described by Rodgers as "by far the finest of any site within the lowland" ) and a workforce used to textile factory work meant Stockport was well-placed ...
Stamp Mill - History
... The main components for water-powered stamp mills – water wheels, cams, and hammers – were already known by the Greeks in Hellenistic times ... Ancient cams are in evidence in early water-powered automata from the third century BC ... A passage in the Natural History of the Roman scholar Pliny (NH 18.97) indicates that water-driven pestles had become fairly widespread in Italy by the first century ...

Famous quotes containing the word water:

    For months it hasn’t known the taste of steel
    Washed down with rusty water in a tin.
    But standing outdoors hungry, in the cold,
    Except in towns at night, is not a sin.
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)