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Foot Pedal or Hand Crank - No Electricity,
This review is from: The Human-Powered Home: Choosing Muscles Over Motors (Paperback)
Good overview of the history of foot pedal & hand crank devices, & what is being used again today in our times. For example, foot pedal sewing machines, lathes for cutting, emergency radios, etc. Also how to generate some of your electricity needs by foot pedal power. Borrowed this from the library & then decided to buy my own copy. Plenty of references in it for further reading also.