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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Cam Motion Study
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, paint
Measurements:Overall: 20 in x 18 in x 9 in; 50.8 cm x 45.7 cm x 22.9 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.302
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

A study in timing and motion regulated by the cam.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
Leonardo studied controlled motion by rotating a hand operated cylinder cam. Guided by a variety of shapes, the cam achieved the desired working action through its prefixed horizontal movement. This was the first use of the can as a regulator for both time and motion. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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