[LMB] OT: unicyclos and wheelbarrows

B. Ross Ashley brashley46 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 00:10:20 BST 2021


I have been following this discussion, trying to catch up ... have seen 
nobody referencing the fact that the Oriental wheelbarrow differs 
profoundly from the Western one. One big wheel, with the load evenly 
distributed on either side, so that the barrow's user does not carry any 
of the weight but merely provides locomotion. See the picture at

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-K-7m6fLO83I/Uf5pPL9ai3I/AAAAAAAAAWM/39-D-7uTD1I/s1600/Chinese_Wheelbarrow.PNG 


I am sure the Greeks did not come up with such a "unicycle" wheelbarrow, 
though, otherwise the version Westerners found in China would not have 
been such a big surprise!

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Ross, trying like heck to catch up with the discussion



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