DESIGN FOR AN AUTOMATON, FROM 'BOOK OF KNOWLEDGE OF INGENIOUS MECHANICAL DEVICES' BY AL-DJAZARI, 1206
el Jazari's Automata
Device for Raising WaterBook of Ingenious Mechanical Devices by Al-Jazari 15th Century, Iraq or Iran Ar 4187, f. 120a Chester Beatty, Dublin
Arabic Machine Manuscript | The Public Domain Review
Images from an Arabic manuscript featuring schematics for water powered systems, pulleys and gearing mechanisms. The date is unknown but is thought to be from sometime between the 16th and 19th century.
arabic manuscript | Planet Open Knowledge Foundation