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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Crisscross Movement
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, paint
Measurements:Overall: 26 in x 20 in x 13 in; 66 cm x 50.8 cm x 33 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.300
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

A device for transforming circular movement into crisscross movement.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
The manual rotation of a large wheel constructed with two attached semi-circular grooved sectors placed parallel with two moveable arms, produces a crisscrossing movement frequently used in the textile industry. As the wheel is rotated the arms which originate at stationary axes, some in contact with the grooved sectors and are slid along the grooves. This will alternately crisscross each arm and force an attached rod forward and back. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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