National Geographic : 1944 Sep
Sped by Rope End, Water Buffaloes Turn the Creaking "Bull Wheel" and Lift a Ton of Brine .from anOld-fashioned Well Some 20 turns of rope around the windlass's 60-foot circumference show the bailer has risen 1,200 feet in the shaft. The broad bamboo band isabrake which, snubbed against the posts, moderates the bailer's drop back into the well. A relay of four animals, driven at top speed for15minutes, istheusual team. Trained for years to circle to the left, they balk at going to the right.