La maison ambulante à San-Francisco.  Wood engraving ca 1885.

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La maison ambulante à San-Francisco.
(The Traveling House)

Wood engraving ca 1885. Backside is printed.

Thanks to a social media follower who pointed out that the horses in the foreground: "A horse-powered windlass for heavy hauling of loading/lifting freight to or from ships decks and holds. Precursor to the steam donkeys of the 1880s+"

Windlass, apparatus for moving heavy weights;  horizontal cylinder (barrel), crank, winch, Greek scientist Archimedes was the inventor of the windlass.

Ankerwinde, 


8.6 x 13.6 cm ( 3.3 x 5.3 ")

 


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