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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Pole Hoisting Device
Date Made:ca. 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, rope
Measurements:Overall: 49 in x 72 in; 124.5 cm x 182.9 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.306
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)

A mechanism for shifting a long pole to a vertical position and securing it in the ground.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
A long awkward pole can easily be secured in the ground with the aid of this device. Leonardo uses a carriage drawn by rollers and ropes to lift a pole from the horizontal to the vertical apex the ropes are cut and the pole drops into the ground. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

industries; labor; machines; mathematics; science; technology; tools; labor

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