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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Link Chain Conveyor Device
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, paint
Measurements:Overall: 60 in x 24 in x 16 in; 152.4 cm x 61 cm x 40.6 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.297
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Description:
A predecessor of the modern conveyor belt.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
As the forerunner of the conveyor belt, this link chain paved the way for industries modern assembly line. A cogged wheel drives our heavy link chain. The botton blank wheel guides and continues the flow of chain. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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