Friday, June 4, 2010

The gunpowder factory

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This is the model of the old gunpowder factory, set up by D. João VI, when the arrival of the royal family to Brazil. The sticker says:

"Approximate reconstitution of equipment called Moinho de Pilões (pylons mill) used in this factory."

Esta é a maquete da antiga fábrica de pólvora, instuída por D. João VI, quando da vinda da Família Real para o Brasil. A plaquete diz:

"Reconstituição aproximada do equipamento denominado Moinho de Pilões, utilizado nesta oficina."

3 comments:

  1. congrats on being blog of note...
    interesting peice of machinerey

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    it clearly looks like you deserve that title..

    nice to be here..

    best

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  3. Congratulations fellow Blog~Of~Note! I like not only your images but the full screen layout of your blog. (Watch out for spammers . . . it comes with the notoriety.) Keep up the great work and I wish you the best.

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