The giant balance

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Hydraulic weighing scales at Châteauvieux

 

On the site of "Moulin Foret" (a former bark mill), this hydraulic balance system - the only one fully preserved and still working in France - was installed in 1852 to raise water to the chateau without mechanical help.

 

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