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To the front of the treadle, which is pivoted to the rear standard and bent to encircle the water column, is attached a lever, whose free end carries a float. By pressing with the foot upon the treadle, the float may be made to enter the water chamber, thereby displacing the water and forcing it to rise and supply the wheel. When the machine is not in use, the float rises and the water settles back out of the way of the wheel. This arrangement does away with all pumps and valves which are liable to get out of order.
Price, including countershaft and wheel 24x2 inches, $100.
From the 1885 catalog of W.F. & John Barnes Co., Rockford, Il.
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