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Leaf-spring clock

Dimensions:80x70x35 cm
Materials:iron, rope
Date:1995

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Working model after Leonardo da Vinci, Codex Atlanticus (BAM), fol. 863r

Two leaf springs power two cone-shaped spindles placed on the same shaft. The spindles activate a rod escapement via a series of toothed wheels. The drawing of this clock mechanism is included in a sheet of studies on the flying machine.

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