posted on Jan, 5 2010 @ 01:33 PM
reply to post by tri-lobe-1
I was under the impression that your example of the bowl that you built, which was a brilliant example by the way, was cavitating and therefore no
work was being done. I have used several different types of "paddle" mixers for mixing paint, sheet rock mud, thin-set...etc and they do have some
kind of angled pitch to the blades. Even a coat hanger will work on a drill if you bend the mixing end into an 'S' shape.
Here are some examples of impellers
which show angled or pitched blades.
I have rebuilt several different kinds of pumps so my knowledge is not in design but rather an understanding of how these things work and my
observations are form this perspective. One thing I noticed is the seemingly fragile nature of the original artifact, made from stone. I don't think
that this could handle the stress of being used as a wheel in connection with any liquid, concrete mixing or grain handling. Even if it could its
design looks like a very bad example of any impeller I have ever seen and I would guess that it would fail to actually do any work.
Rope and thread making was happening all over egypt so IMO we should have more examples of this item.... and we don't.
That's a good point, never-the-less I had no idea how it could have worked anyway. Rope making would run off of three spools and wrapped together in
a twisting motion.
We have several fine boats of the AE's and there's no examples of the tri-lobe bowl aboard these.
I believe these boats were also found with oars and sail rigging.
My thoughts keep going back to the cleat idea yet the direction is towards the center suggesting that it could have held something in that direction
like the top center of an umbrella of tent.
Similar to this tent pole
I found from
ADD: Notice how there are two different kinds of poles, one holding up this item from the bottom and another sitting on top. I would assume that there
is a separation and not just a hole going all the way through.
[edit on 1/5/2010 by Devino]