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human powered machine - drive shaft - casa de la moneda - potosi (bolivia)

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The giant wooden gears of the minting machine. This is the oldest mint in a near perfect state of preservation.

This photo shows one of the drive shafts located one story under one of the roller press machines. The power source was either animals or indigenous slaves (depending on availability).

Casa de la moneda museum, Potosí (Bolivia)

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