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Model Winch, French or Italian, c. 1780

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Inventory Number: 21021
Object Type:
Place Created: Italy Europe
Accession Number: 1974-28
Brief Description: Copper alloy mechanism with ivory handle to crank on worm screw moving cog wheel with attached barrel, turned wooden stand.

When the handle is turned, the copper alloy worm gearing lifts a spherical weight. The worm gear is a equal to a single-toothed gear, so the gear ratio is high. The 'marbled' wooden base indicates a French or Italian origin.
Provenance: Purchased
Collection Group:
Material(s): copper alloy
ivory
string
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
710 230 mm

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