By Glenn Stephen Murray Fantom (auth.), J. M. de la Portilla, Marco Ceccarelli (eds.)
This quantity features a number of papers whose content material were offered on the overseas meetings CIPHI on Cultural history and background of Engineering at collage of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria within the Canary Islands, Spain, in fresh years.
The convention sequence is aimed toward bringing jointly researchers, students and scholars from a extensive diversity of disciplines concerning the heritage of Engineering and Cultural history, in a different multidisciplinary discussion board to stimulate collaboration between historians, architects, restaurateurs, and engineers.
These papers illustrate, by way of treating particular emblematic themes and difficulties, technical advancements within the ancient evolution of engineering referring to cultural background. hence, emphasis is given to a dialogue of issues of cultural background with engineering background through reporting authors’ reports and perspectives.
Topics handled contain: reutilization of commercial history: the original instance of the Royal Segovia Mint in Spain; clone of factories; Pedro Juan De Lastanosa and “the twenty-one books of units and machines of Juanelo”; the ancient improvement of paper-mills and their machines in South Latium in the course of nineteenth century; a digital reconstruction of a wave-powered flour mill from 1801; 3D modelling and animation research of the economic background wonders; a brand new version of the hydraulic laptop often called “el artificio de Juanelo”; and the secret of 1 Havana portrait, at the first steam computer in Cuba.
This paintings has been made attainable due to the invited authors who've enthusiastically shared this initiative and who've frolicked and energy in getting ready the papers in even more aspect that during the convention presentations.
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This is the case of Manufacturas A, Canard from Le Puy in the Haute Loire. Its letters used to include a picture of the silk factory, medals of prizes obtained in Lyons and Brussels in 1894 and 1897 and a wide view of the Le Puy emplacement. Z. Uriarte On the other hand, and with respect to the buildings themselves, independently from their perspective or their interpretative framework, obviously the image was supposed to be mostly realistic. We can actually compare some examples and in fact we know of cases in which ulterior modifications of the buildings also brought about changes in the stationery image.
26 Strip of coins rolled onto copper at the Segovia Mint in 1625. These pieces were not cut from the strip because it was too narrow and the resulting coins were thus incomplete. 27 The author striking coins by hammer. M. Fantom often mentioned the effortless ease in which the machinery could produce coinage -sparking protests among mint workers who feared loosing their jobs-, the governments were always more conscious of the improved security which a better coinage provided to their interests.
Jorge Soler Also important to note is that the complete original structure of the Segovia Mint still remains intact today, essentially as it was designed in 1583. Three modern additions built when the plant was used as a flour mill from 1878 to 1968 have been recently removed. It is a truly departmentalized industrial complex consisting of several different buildings: one for the intrinsic processes and the treasury, two for the extrinsic Reutilization of Our Industrial Heritage 37 labors, and one dedicated to the security of the plant, where armed guards were permanently stationed.