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Lewis

Dimensions:20x20 cm
Materials:iron
Constructor:Mariani, Firenze
Date:1995

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Copy of original in MODF

Full-scale model of a lewis with mobile dovetail wedges. The two outer wedges are inserted into the load to be lifted. The middle wedge is then jammed in between, forcing them apart. This system provides a highly powerful and secure grip. The load is easily released by removing the middle wedge.

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