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LEONARDO DA VINCI - Revolving crane for the lantern (first version)


Codex Atlanticus (BAM), fol. 808v

The drawing clearly shows the screw mechanism for raising the crane's base platform. Leonardo also made a detailed sketch (lower right) of the bell-shaped roller that facilitates the crane rotation.

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