Malcantone forge

Lugano Turismo
Piazza Lago 5A, 6986 Miglieglia, +41 91 606 29 86

Water as a source of energy has been used since antiquity, with the water mill as perhaps the best known application. Its use, however, in driving a forge is much less common. With a relatively small drop the wheel turnst he main shaft on which three spokes of hardwood are fixed. While rotating, these spokes touch the end of the arm of the actual hammer and raise it. As the spoke turnst he hammer ...

ARCHITECTURE Rural architecture
Lugano Turismo
Piazza Lago 5A,
6986 Miglieglia
Tel.: +41 91 606 29 86
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