This device uses a paternoster pump, named for its resemblance to a rosary. Also known as a "rag and chain" pump or a "rubber bucket chain" pump.
Mechanics: hand crank; paternoster chain pump; flywheel.
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Ramelli, Agostino. “Plate 56: Single-Person-Operated Device for Drawing Water from a Well or Cistern.” In Le Diverse Et Artificiose Machine Del Capitano Agostino Ramelli. Paris, France, 1588. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/fb494868s.
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