A windpump is a type of windmill which is used for pumping water.

Windpumps were used to pump water since at least the 9th century in what is now Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan. The use of wind pumps became widespread across the Muslim world and later spread to China and India. Windmills were later used extensively in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands and the East Anglia area of Great Britain, from the late Middle Ages onwards, to drain land for agricultural or building purposes.

Simon Stevin’s work in the waterstaet involved improvements to the sluices and spillways to control flooding. Windmills were already in use to pump the water out, but in Van de Molens (On mills), he suggested improvements, including the idea that the wheels should move slowly, and a better system for meshing of the gear teeth. These improvements increased the efficiency of the windmills used to pump water out of the polders by three times. He received a patent on his innovation in 1586.

Eight- to ten-bladed windmills were used in the Region of Murcia, Spain, to raise water for irrigation purposes. The drive from the windmill’s rotor was led down through the tower and back out through the wall to turn a large wheel known as a noria. The noria supported a bucket chain which dangled down into the well. The buckets were traditionally made of wood or clay. These windmills remained in use until the 1950s, and many of the towers are still standing.


  • mo.headhunter Miller

    How do like what your POS President has done so far? I’ll Joe is well on his way to destroying EVRYTHING that US represents and stands for…. And if you can’t see that you’re even more blind and brainwashed than the rest of the sheep in the country….. It literally turns my stomach thanks buddy forgetting it useless piece of s*** in there people like you nevermind I think I’m going to go barf

    • admin

      We need American-made energy production that takes place within our borders.

      That’s the issue. Let’s solve that problem.

      The survival of the United States as a free society depends on becoming self-sustainable. Neither the Republicans nor the Democrats nor the Greens nor the Socialists want to live under the thumb of the oil-producing nations. That’s something both you and I can agree on. As Americans, we want to be free. We do not want any other nation telling us what to do.

      If all the dictator countries have all the oil and natural gas, how do we break free of them?

      I’ll tell you how.

      We break free by becoming energy self-sufficient. We stop buying their energy. We take away their power without conflict by producing our own energy.

      Once we have our self-determination back, we discuss minor points in our society about the social issues.

      Americans seem to think that our enemies are fellow Americans. They are not. We agree on almost everything. We should not forget this fact. Instead of being angry all day, search for what we have in common.

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