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The medieval hoist

Château du Clos Lucé / Alain Bentejac according to Leonardo da Vinci2004 - 2016

Castle of Clos Lucé

Castle of Clos Lucé

Since Antiquity, the squirrel wheel enables the rise of heavy object, using animal or human forces. The operator walks inside the wheel, provoques a continuous and increased movement. Leonardo da Vinci observed it during the building of Florence's cupola. He will use the concept later, in several hoist systems.

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  • Title: The medieval hoist
  • Creator: Château du Clos Lucé / Alain Bentejac according to Leonardo da Vinci
  • Date: 2004 - 2016
  • Parc Leonardo da Vinci: Château du Clos Lucé
  • Culture: Contemporary
  • Provenance: Château du Clos Lucé
  • Type: Model
  • Rights: Collection Château du Clos Lucé
  • Medium: Wood & cord

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