Evolution of a Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome

Evolution of a Crane and Hoist in Ancient Rome  The Roman Empire invested a lot of time, effort and money developing new cranes for the construction of their buildings, bridges and especially aqueducts. They took the Greek’s crane as a model and improved it. Tripastos in Ancient Roman Empire In fact, the simplest Roman crane was the Tripastos. It consisted of a single beam jib, a lathe, a rope, and a block containing three pulleys. By maintaining a multiplication ratio of 3 to …

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Thomas Cook & Son in the History of Tourism

Thomas Cook and The first Organized Tourist Trip

Thomas Cook & Son History of Tourism. The founder grew up in a Baptist family and was a fervent believer, both traveling through his region as a missionary. I work as a cabinetmaker to earn money. Influenced by his experience as a missionary, he decided to be a teetotaler at age 25. He attributed part of the great social problems of the moment to alcohol consumption.

In a way, his participation in the anti-alcohol league helped him in his work success, since his first organized trip was for a group of 500 teetotalers in 1841, from Leicester to Loughborough, a distance of 11 miles. They paid a shilling each approximately U$S 3.05 today

Thomas Cook & Son - History of Tourism
Thomas Cook & Son – History of Tourism

Trip to the International exhibition in Paris

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Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Draws on MET on Line

Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Draws Thomas Rowlandson Erotic Prints:  T.R. was born in Old Jewry, a London Jewish quarter, the son of a merchant. He entered the Royal Academy and at 17 he traveled to Paris to study. He toured all over Europe making drawings and notes of other cultures In 1776 he exhibited a drawing called Delilah visiting Samson in prison. His career as a painter was interrupted by a stroke of good luck as he received an inheritance of …

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Beverley Minster Medieval Treadwheel Crane

Ancient Treadwhee in Beverley Minster – England The cranes of wheel (or Treadwheel Cranes) were used by architects and engineers from the times of the Romans. Probably some stopped being used only at the beginning of the 20th century. This is a detail of those that still exist.  Some are original and have a thousand years of antiquity. A few others were rebuilt. All are worth knowing and if possible visit them. The Minster Beverley Minster is an English parish …

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► IP68 Waterproof Kobo Aura One

Kobo Aura One

It is an IP68 Waterproof Kobo Aura One ebook reader. Which unlike the Kindle has a larger screen and also has water resistance

The Canadian company Rakuten Kobo Inc. founded in 2009 designed an e-book reader something larger than the existing one as standard in the market. We are talking about the 6-inch screens we have become accustomed to.

It has an internal memory of 8 Gb and 512 Mb of RAM

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