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The Hydraulic Tilt Hammer in Ancient China

  • Xiaolei ShiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the History of Mechanism and Machine Science book series (HMMS, volume 37)

Abstract

In Ancient China, the hydraulic tilt hammer has three types: the battery of hydraulic hammers, the spoon tilt hammer and the ship tilt hammer. According to the two cultural relics, the battery of hydraulic hammers had been invented in Han Dynasty. In the Northern and Southern Dynasties, an advanced system combing the battery hydraulic hammers and mill was been used. Since the Norther Song Dynasty, the spoon tilt hammer had begun to use. In the Ming Dynasty, the ship tilt hammer appeared, the structure of which is different from the ones in Europe. The hydraulic tilt hammer mainly hulls and pounds the grain, can also process porcelain clay, raw material of papermaking and incense.

Keywords

The hydraulic tilt hammer The battery of hydraulic hammers The spoon tilt hammer The ship tilt hammer History of machine Ancient China 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for the History of Natural Sciences (IHNS)Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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