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The Roman Water Pump

The Romans used pumps for many purposes, including raising water and, very importantly, fighting fires. Roman engineers refashioned the Greek bronze design to make a cheaper and better pump in wood. This presentation will explain how Roman pumps worked and were driven, and will describe their output, how they were used and what they were used for. They show the major contribution that machines made to the Roman world.

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Dr. Richard Stein of the Hampstead Scientific Society


The Crypt Room, St John's Church Church Row Hampstead NW3 6UU

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