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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Double Action Flyer Spindle
Date Made:ca. 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, paint, leather
Measurements:Overall: 38 in x 38 in x 24 in; 96.5 cm x 96.5 cm x 61 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.308
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)

A more developed phase of Leonardo's single spool flyer spindle.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
This refined version of Leonardo's original single spool Flyer Spindle uses double wheels to operate the projecting flyer shaft. Raw cotton fibers are passes through the flyer, twisted into thread, and evenly distributed on two revolving spools by the back and forth action of the projecting flyer shaft. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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