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Jiligu Cart

Jiligu Cart The Jiligu Cart. also known as the Jidao or Dazhang Cart. literally means a mileage-recording drumming cart. The Jiligu Cart had a group of gears that were driven by the wheels. One of the gears would rotate exactly once every...

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Compass vehicle

The compass vehicle. the earlier and more primitive form of the compass. yet which has a delicate combination of mechanical devices (like wheels. blocks. various gears. and ropes). is a mechanical device that always point in the southern d...

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Simuwu Rectangle Ding

In 1939. a bronze ding which is an ancient cooking vessel with two loop handles and three or four legs. was unearthed in Anyang. Henan Province. This four-legged ding known as the Simuwu Rectangle Ding was so big and heavy that it could no...

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Incense Burner

Incense Burner Bei zhong xiang lu. literally meaning ``incense burner in the quilts.`` is a delicate ball-shaped device invented in ancient China. The incense burner could be placed in the quilts for the purposes of warming and perfuming....

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Driving-belt

Driving-belt The belt-drive or driving-belt transmits power from one wheel to another. and produces continuous rotary motion. It existed as early as the first century BC in China. It is attested by Dictionary of Local Expressions. a book p...

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The Chain Pump

One of the inventions of greatest utility. which has spread from China throughout the world. so that its origins are no longer realized. is the square-pallet chain pump. As may be seen in the accompanying illustrations. it consists of an e...

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Writing Materials before the Papermaking

Writing Materials before the Papermaking Bamboo slips In the process of human development. people need at least one kind of medium to record their ancestors` knowledge and experience as well as some inventions. During the time when writing...

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The Development in Papermaking

The Development in Papermaking 1 Bamboo segments were cut and soaked in ponds to loosen the tough outer layer. 2 The pulp was then produced using ground and boiled bamboo. hemp and cloth rag. 3 A thin layer of the mixed pulp was lifted and...

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The Birth of Papermaking

The Birth of Papermaking Paper with characters written on it (Western Han Dynasty ) China was the first country in the world to invent paper. The earliest paper made from hemp fibers appeared during the 2nd century. Even before the end of...

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Cai Lun Improved the Papermaking Technology

Cai Lun paper It was recorded in the history of Later Han of the fifth-century that Marquis Cai Lun of the Eastern Han Dynasty used inexpensive materials such as tree. hemp ends. tattered cloth. and broken fishing nets to make paper. This...

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