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Images Dated 22nd March 2007

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The Marly Machine, 18th century Featured 22 Mar 2007 Print

The Marly Machine, 18th century

The Marly Machine, 18th century. Louis XIV of France had this machine constructed on the banks of the Seine to pump water from the river to his chateaux at Versailles and Marly. It was responsible for the gushing fountains and other water features at Versailles. The flow of the river was harnessed to turn 14 paddlewheels which then powered over 200 pumps which forced water up a network of pipes to an aqueduct at Louveciennes. This represented a vertical rise of 500 feet. The Marly machine was engineered by Arnold de Ville and built by Rennequin Sualem and is thought to have been the largest system of integrated machinery ever assembled at the time it was completed in 1684. Its construction had taken 30 years. The machine remained in use until 1817, after which it was rebuilt and modified

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A terrible accident, Paris to Madrid race, 1903 Featured 22 Mar 2007 Print

A terrible accident, Paris to Madrid race, 1903

A terrible accident, Paris to Madrid race, 1903. The Paris-Madrid race of 1903 was one of a series of races staged between European cities on public roads in the early 1900s. The event was a disaster, with at least eight spectators and drivers killed, and more injured in accidents on the first day. Marcel Renault, one of the founders of the Renault car company, was amongst the fatalities. At the end of the first day with the surviving competitors having reached Bordeaux, the race was called off. The French government's reaction was to ban all open-road motor racing events. A print from the Le Petit Journal, 7th June 1903

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