This is in reference to this picture that Eamon asked about.
when water power was the only power.
The Catalan forge consists of a boiler room fire and a hammer, said hammer, whose movement is provided by a paddle wheel driven by water. A cam driven by the wheel, can lift a hammer 100 to 250 kg, which strikes an anvil on a regular basis (100 to 125 strokes / min). With this hammer artisans were able to manually shaping parts with an accuracy of one millimeter, before the metal has finished cooling down.
Steeley, I gotta say I love your posts like this! So cool to see how they did it years ago!!
Thanks Taz those pictures are France and Spain.
This one is in Jay, NY 1888 That guy is sitting in a coal basket Dave's uncle no doubt.
Very Cool. I am pretty sure "water power" is still the only power we have.
This is so awesome!!
I would take a vacation just to visit a place like this.
There is even a break room, how cool.
Crazy amazing system there for the power-hammer!!
Thanks for sharing
I am in awe and have fear of that hammer.