Workers digging wells and laying bamboo pipes to distribute brine in Tze-Kung, China.
Tze-Kung China Date:1944 Duration:6 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Well diggers in Tze-Kung, China. Men shape large well drill bit using sledge hammers. Workers using their feet to raise and lower the drill, while one man rotates it by hand. Brine surges forth when they succeed in drilling.Harnessed cattle provide power to raise brine to top of tower in conveyers, from where it is distributed to reservoirs by gravity. Bamboo pipes used in place of metal pipes to transport brine. The workers covering the bamboo pipes with clay-like mud. The pipes laid along long distances.
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