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Re: spinning wheels (was:Re: [sig] Isabelle's article )

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  • vespirus@socrates.berkeley.edu
    ... Romans had the technology for paper clips too, but just never thought of using them. --Walraven
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      > > I'm trying to find out if there is some reason for spinning wheels
      > > being developed so late in period. Unless my information about how
      > > they work is all wrong, it seems to me that spinning wheels could
      > > have been invented several hundred years before they were; they don't
      > > use any process or invention that wasn't known to the Romans, do
      > > they?

      Romans had the technology for paper clips too, but just never thought of
      using them.

      --Walraven
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