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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Alternate Transmission Applicator
Date Made:ca. 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, rope, paint
Measurements:Overall: 32 in x 16 in x 24 in; 81.3 cm x 40.6 cm x 61 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.299
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
UM1970-299.jpg

Description:
A device which deals with the problem of reversible action.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
Further experimentation with motion led Leonardo to this device which allows constant reversible action. The main drive wheel, bordered on half its perimeter by small teeth, is used to turn two motion wheels. As the main drive wheel revolves, the small teeth catch the motion wheels producing upward movement. The main drive wheel then continues to its start reversing the motion wheels producing downward movement. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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