wood gears of an ancient roller press machine

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wood gears of an ancient roller press machine

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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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Photo taken on March 3, 2010
Quijarro, Potosi, Bolivia
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