This is the only image showing a woman as the prime mover of a machine.
Mechanics: hand crank; force pump; conical valve; interrupted crown gear and lanterns; double worm and reversing racks; roller guides.
Ramelli, Agostino. “Plate 8: Single-Person-Operated Device for Drawing Water from a Well.” In Le Diverse Et Artificiose Machine Del Capitano Agostino Ramelli. Paris, France, 1588. https://digital.sciencehistory.org/works/fq977t87t.
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