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Stop-motion trebuchet

Dimensions:60x40x90 cm
Materials:durmast, metal
Constructor:SARI e FA-MA, Firenze,
Date:1991

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Working model after Taccola, Cod. Lat. Monacensis 197 II (BSBM), fol. 95r

The operating principle of this trebuchet differs from the preceding type. The beam is powered by the stone-filled counterweight crate, but its travel is stopped short by a cross-beam, causing the release of the projectile.

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