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Chinese traditional art: Trotting horse lamp

AmberJ
2018/2/28 20:13:55
Chinese traditional art: Trotting horse lamp
Around 1000 AD, the Chinese created the trotting horse lamp. Many ancient books have a description of this kind of lantern. There is a planing wheel on the lantern, burning candles or lights under it, and the rising heat leads the impeller to rotate. This is the original application of the modern gas turbine working principle.
Candle burned in the lantern, the heat generated by the candle causes the air flow, so that the wheel shaft rotation. There is a paper cutting on the axle, the shadow of the paper-cut projected on the screen, the image will continue to move around because of the air flow. Because in the light it always drawing surface of the ancient generals riding a horse's picture, and looks like a few people look after you chase me rush, so this kind of lantern named as trotting horse lamp. The candle in the lantern needs to be cut into small pieces, put in a proper place and do not slant it.
As the lantern looks like a few people chase me in your catch, it also used to describe the shuttle between non-stop things.
The use of mechanical principles to create some toys, not only enriched people's lives, but also reflects the ancient Chinese superb design ideas and creative ability. The water turns into a hundred opera and the running-horse lantern is one of the representatives.

Running-horse lantern

Running-horse lantern