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The Wheel

Our inventions are more important and lasting than their mortal concrete form.

The wheel (more importantly the wheel bearing) was developed by persons unknown about 5000 years ago. The bearing is a fundamental component of much modern mechanical technology from jet engines to washing machines.

Digital pinhole photograph on Lumix GX1, pigment print on Hahnemuehle Baryta.

Text and images Copyright Geoff Chaplin 2002 -