When were pulleys invented?

Answer Like many ancient machines, no one knows exactly when pulleys were invented or by whom. Archimedes, who lived from 287 B.C. to c. 212 B.C., may have been the inventor of the first block and tackle... Read More »

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Who invented pulleys?

Archimedes, the famous Greek mathematician, engineer, physicist, and astronomer, invented the pulley. He made many contributions to the field of math and science, including discovering the lever an... Read More »

Where were pulleys invented?

Pulleys, a type of simple machine that people use to move objects upward, were likely invented in Mesopotamia, according to an article by Odis Griffin Jr. for the Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia. In... Read More »

When was the system of levers&pulleys invented?

The famous Greek mathematician and inventor Archimedes, discovered the laws of levers and pulleys in the third century B.C. He once said, "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand, and I wi... Read More »

How to Use Pulleys?

You can use a pulley to change the direction of a force to lift an object. Pulleys can also be part of a system that allows you to lift an object with less force. You can think of a pulley system a... Read More »