Keys to the Past

Glossary

Bevel drive

A mechanism where a shaft rotating in one plane can turn, via wheels with teeth or cogs, a further shaft in an different one, such as at 90°. This would allow waterwheel and threshing machine power to be transmitted elsewhere. These would be used in gin-gangs, windlasses and watermills.

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