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Maker(s):Guatelli, Dr. Roberto A.; da Vinci, Leonardo, after
Culture:Italian (1904-1993)
Title:Column Hoisting Device
Date Made:circa 1968
Type:Working Model
Materials:Wood, metal, plaster
Measurements:Overall: 60 in x 45 in x 26 in; 152.4 cm x 114.3 cm x 66 cm
Accession Number:  UM 1970.307
Credit Line:Gift of the International Business Machine Corporation (IBM)
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

A lifting device for the elevation of a column to a vertical position and its placement on a base. The Madrid Codex also illustrates other stone hoisting devices.
industry; labor; machine; mathematical; science; technology; tool; work

Label Text:
Leonardo facilitated the setting of columns on their bases with this device. A crated column is attached to two long side screws. One man rotates the side handle slowly raising the column. At the proper elevation the column is allowed to swing from the horizontal to vertical position and is lowered on its base. The Hoisting Device is then partially disassembled and moved to the next column site. - Dr. Roberto A. Guatelli

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

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