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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Mechanism for Escapement Movement
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, paint
Measurements:Overall: 20 in x 15 in x 13 in; 50.8 cm x 38.1 cm x 33 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.301
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 drum mechanism with alternately spaced teeth which is at the basis of the timing control of a clock.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
This device demonstrates the controlled motion principle found in most clocks. Leonardo placed alternately spaced teeth on the rim of a large drum. As the drum is rotated, the pallet is allowed to escape the teeth by swinging from side to side. The escaping pallet drives a sliding rod controlling the movement at regular intervals. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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