wood gears of an ancient roller press machine

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wood gears of an ancient roller press machine

Old Roller Press powered by Wooden Gears.­ This Roller Press was used to flatten silver bars, that were then stamped and coined to produce silver coins for the Spanish colonial empire.­

This is the oldest mint in a near perfect state of preservation.­

Casa de la moneda museum, Potosí (Bolivia)

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wood gears
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March 3, 2010
Route Quijarro, Potosi, Bolivia
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