Photograph of Chinese men using a treadmill pump, circa 1900

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.91-7
Creators:
Meyer, Frank Nicholas
Dates:
circa 1900
Languages:
Undetermined
Physical Description:
1 print
silver gelatin
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Image of four men working a pumping apparatus, probably in Central China, for irrigation or draining purposes. According to the original catalog card, the apparatus "consists of an endless chain of paddles moving over two axles and forcing water along a trough in the cuds of which the axles are placed. The power is by treadmill or crank moved by men."

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Frank Nicholas Meyer was an agricultural explorer in China for the US Department of Agriculture Bureau of Plant Industry. He received a model of a pumping machine from Dr. S. P. Barchet of Shanghai.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 91-7
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USNM ACC 49469

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Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 91-7, Photograph of Chinese men using a treadmill pump, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
Meyer's model of a pumping apparatus is held in the Department of Anthropology in accession 49469.

Custodial History note
Custodial History note
The photograph originally accompanied a model of the pumping apparatus. It was transferred from the Department of Agriculture in 1908 in accession 49469. It was transferred from the Department of Anthropology collections by Chang-su Houchins in September 1985.

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Repository Contact
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