Talk:Scoop wheel

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Merge proposal[edit]

I think the Sakia and this are similar. The picture in this article is unconvincing to me, but the concept is certainly similar. I find the idea of using a scoop wheel for excavation a slightly differnet one from lifting water, and would suggest that rotary excavators should be excluded from the article or dealt with briefly at the end. The difference in a sense is that the scoop wheel was used for land drainage and the sakia for irrigating land. We nevertheless need to decide which name to use for the article. Sakia is an Arabic word, but I am not sure that "scoop wheel" is a traditional English one either, but then I do not live in the Fens and am thus not familiar with land drainage pumps. Peterkingiron (talk) 01:10, 5 January 2010 (UTC)

" I am not sure that "scoop wheel" is a traditional English one either" - it is certainly the only word used to describe this sort of mechanism that I have ever come across. E.G. http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=133775 http://pastscape.english-heritage.org.uk/hob.aspx?hob_id=867929 http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/822010 http://www.strethamoldengine.org.uk/history.htm http://www.oldwillingham.com/History/Willingham_West_Fen_Pumping_Station.htm - as a random selection of examples.--Brunnian (talk) 20:32, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

* Oppose merge The name scoop-wheel seems notable enough. I do think the article needs more references though. See also Tympanum. --Senra (talk) 13:20, 20 June 2010 (UTC)