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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Hand Drill Press
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, rope
Measurements:Overall: 20 in x 20 in x 10 in; 50.8 cm x 50.8 cm x 25.4 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.305
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

A belt driven mechanism for drilling holes.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
Leonardo greatly facilitated the boring of small holes by the invention of the Hand Drill Press. One man could easily rotate the handled wooden wheel which uses a belt drive instead of gears to rotate the drill. For each turn of the large wheel the drill wheel increases in revolutions and easily makes a hole. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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