Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Rube Goldberg in Giza


This fascinating machine consists of a diesel pump that pumps water from a well and also turns the wheels that move the belts to run the machine that shreds palm leaves into a fine fiber that is dried and then used in upholstery. The water from the well cools the moving parts of the machine and then is pumped into a tank that then is used to irrigate fields. All in one.

3 comments:

brattcat said...

I love the efficiency of this.

Star said...

Waste not, want not, I love it, thanks!

ParrotheadPaul said...

Rube Goldberg, now there is a term that I have not heard since I lived in the New York area! Great to hear it again.
It looks exactly as Rube would have liked it.