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David GaŠl




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: machines         Reply with quote

Hello
Do you have some infos about late medieval machines that helped making armour? For example hammering machines.
How were they made and how did they function?
David
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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject: Re: machines         Reply with quote

David GaŠl wrote:
Hello
Do you have some infos about late medieval machines that helped making armour? For example hammering machines.
How were they made and how did they function?
David


Good question. My understanding is that some medieval grinders (for sharpening and stock removal) and power hammers were water driven. I did some googling and I found this article (note the power driven hammer picture on the right); however, I suspect this is a early modern or late renaissance device.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wortley_Top_Forge

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Daniel Wallace




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PostPosted: Sat 13 Aug, 2011 4:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can remember a documanry form some years back, it didn't show a power hammer but employed what looked like a roller mill similar to what is used in steel mills today to squeeze molten metal done to a particular thickness.

I would search around the topic of ancient water mills and see what it comes us with. in fact i just typed it in to wikipedia and it brings up an image of a stone cutting water mill. And I do remember the same documentary showed a hammer mill powered by water somewhere in china (but this was used for crushing grain into flower not iron)
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Michal Spilka
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug, 2011 11:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello,
wheel, driven by water, rotated grindstone (made of sandstone).
Attached some pics of medieval treadle lathe.
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PostPosted: Sun 14 Aug, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just found some photos - replica of machine for production of artillery barrels:


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