Page:Popular Science Monthly Volume 89.djvu/517

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And This in a Mechanical A^e!

��A horse driving a type of thresh- ing-machine often found on small farms in northernFrance. Americans long ago outgrew this expensive and wasteful method of obtaining driving power

The second pic- ture shows a water- wheel driven by a horse attached to a gin. It irri- gates a small farm near Tou- louse, France. Horizontal troughs receive the water drawn from the well. The ancient Egyptians in- vented this abomination

Below: A dog- treadmill used in France. The wheel is belted to a pump which raises water into a market- gardener's tank, near Orleans


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