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1. The Start of Farm Machinery

Gears and Wheels

Before there could be farm machinery, there had to be gears and wheels.

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Caveman Isac

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Caveman Thak

Water Wheels and Turbines

The earliest gears and wheels were made from wood and stone, and then eventually metal. Waterwheels converted the energy of moving water so it could power gears and wheels so grain could be ground and metal could be pounded.

What's an axle, Crab?
Caveman Isac
Oh, go look it up in a dictionary!
Caveman Crab

World’s Oldest Machine

Question: What do you think is the oldest machine in the world?
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Caveman Krog
Ok! Let’s get this in gear!
We haven’t got all day!
Give me the waterwheel
and the turbine and
take me to Saskatchewan!
Get these yourself! But I
can take you to Saskatchewan.
Caveman Crab
Other websites:
The Life of a Waterwheel
The Life of a Turbine