Image 16: Stone Installing Machine

Image 16: Stone installing machine with stone deflection sheaves for lowering of pyramid blocks up to 2.5 tons.

  • Model to scale 1 : 10
  • Water tank with glass pane for viewing lifting vessel
  • Deflection sheaves are fixed plastic rope pulleys, lubrication is candle wax
  • Lifting vessel keeps stone block in balance
  • Lowering of stone block by filling water tank
  • Lifting of stone block by opening of valve (1) on water tank
  • Workers as dolls for comparison of man and machine
  • Outlet valve of water tank
  • Transport slide of water tank
  • Water tank
  • Water level in water tank
  • Construction water line for lowering of stone blocks
  • Water line of free-floating lifting vessel including ballast
  • Lifting vessel filled with ballast water (app. 80%)
  • Glass pane
  • Rope deflection sheave of plastic, sheave fixed
  • Haulage ropes
  • Lowering support for Weights up to 5 tons (in the original)
  • Machine rack (soft wood)
  • Transport slide for lifting machine
  • Clamping device for lowering (and lifting) of stone blocks
  • Stone block (2.5 tons standard block, original)
  • Next stone block on transport slide
  • Transport slide on wooden rails

Image 16a: 3 water bearers to fill the stone-lifting machines

Image 16a: 3 water bearers to fill the stone-lifting machines (see Image 1, 8, 14, 15 and 16)

Amounts of water:

  • 2 x 16 liters in tanks
  • 1 x 26 liters in wicker baskets with animal skin (in this case plastic)

(Scene enacted by the author in 2012 on the river Nahm pa niang in Thailand)

Image 17: Stone rope

Image 17: Stone rope deflection sheave in guide groove in original size (approximate rebuild after the rope deflection sheave in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo – at present in Luxor).

  • Material is marble from Burma, production in Thailand
  • Tree haulage ropes, diameter 4 cm for lowering of stone weight up to app. 2.5 tons for stone
  • Installing machine (original)
  • Hight (a) and Wide (b) of the block: 25 cm/18 cm

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published in September 2008

ISBN: 978-3-8370-6236-6
Language: German

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