Idrija “Kamšt”

Did you know?
The lifting and pumping of pit water is important in the history of the technique, in particular in mining. The water on the surface powered the water lifting and pumping devices, the machines for washing and grinding the ore, the forging hammers and bellows, and the blowers for airing the pits as well as the saws and the mills. Also, the water had to be constantly removed because of its threat to work in the pit.