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Choose from 493 pictures in our Shaft collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

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Japanese warrior woman with naginata

Japanese warrior woman with a large Naginata. A naginata is a pole weapon that was traditionally used in Japan by members of the samurai class. It consists of a wood shaft with a curved blade on the end, similar to the Chinese Guan Dao or European glaive or Russian sovnya. Usually it also had a sword-like guard (tsuba) between the blade and shaft as depicted on this card. During the Edo Period, as the naginata became less useful for men on the battlefield, and became a symbol of the social status of women of the samurai class. A functional naginata was often a traditional part of a samurai daughter's dowry. Women of the samurai class were expected to be capable of defending their homes while their husbands were away at war!

© Mary Evans Picture Library 2015 -

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Perpetual motion machine, 19th century

Perpetual motion machine. Historical diagram of a perpetual motion machine. The machine consists of bellows (F), which are pumped by the rod P, which is moved by the crank N and wheel L. The wheel L is turned by the rod K, which is moved by the crank H. Crank H is attached to the axle B, which is in a tank of water and driven by 6 bladders (C). When at their lowest point the bladders are filled with air from the bellows. This makes them buoyant and so turns the axle B in a clockwise direction. When the bladder leaves the water the knob S opens the valve Q, which lets the air out of the bladder. Such a machine could not work as it would violate the law of the conservation of energy. Artwork from Mechanics Magazine (December 1823).

© Sheila Terry/Science Photo Library

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The Mersey Tunnel - under the River Mersey

The Mersey Tunnel - under the River Mersey between Liverpool and Birkenhead - interior and associated structures - The Ventilating Shaft at Pier Head, the Junction Chamber, showing the main and branch tunnels and the Main Entrance and Great pylon light. Date: 1934

© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection

1934, Architectural, Architecture, Birkenhead, Branch, Chamber, Dec15, Entrance, Great, Head, Interior, Junction, Light, Liverpool, Main, Marvel, Mersey, Merseyside, Pier, Pylon, Shaft, Structures, Tunnel, Tunnels, Ventilating