Thursday, September 24, 2009

Pualanca



Another Greek introduction was the Pualanca a lever mechanism with counter balance to raise water from the well.

The village people (no not them) rather the people of the village enthusiastically demonstrated the water extraction techniques for each new arrival at the show.




Carol was invited to try the Paulanca and was 'well impressed' (pun so obviously intended) with its efficiency though she seemed a little disappointed to learn that modern day pumps lift the water nowadays.

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