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Paddle-boat

Dimensions:50x94x23 cm
Materials:durmast, iron
Constructor:Nuova SARI, Firenze
Date:1995

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Small working model after Francesco di Giorgio, Ms. 197.b.21 (BLL), fol. 43v

The boat features three pairs of paddle-wheels, all driven by a single shaft powered by a large treadmill installed in the middle of the ship's deck.

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