[LMB] OT: unicyclos and wheelbarrows

markus baur baur at chello.at
Tue Jul 27 05:37:57 BST 2021

which argues for independent discovery



On 27.07.2021 01:10, B. Ross Ashley wrote:
> 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!
> -- 
> Ross, trying like heck to catch up with the discussion

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