Whole Art of Husbandry

Whole Art of Husbandry

This two-cylinder pump, meant to be operated by two men, was described in 1761 by Englishman John Mortimer in “The Whole Art of Husbandry; Or, the Way of Managing and Improving of Land.” He proposed using this “cheapest and best pumps” to drain excavations of marl pits. (Harvard University via HathiTrust Digital Library)

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