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The collection of models

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The Museumís collection of historic Leonardesque models was created to celebrate the fifth centennial of Leonardoís birth. A group of experts was nominated to study Leonardo da Vinciís manuscripts in order to create the models which were displayed for the first time in 1953.

War Machines

Scything wagon Scything wagon Automatic striker Automatic striker Ogival projectiles Ogival projectiles 33-barrelled organ 33-barrelled organ Eight barrel organ Eight barrel organ Chain for automatic igniting device Chain for automatic igniting device Armoured car Armoured car Three-barrelled cannon Three-barrelled cannon in Galleria Double sling Double sling Sling to hurl stones Sling to hurl stones Giant crossbow Giant crossbow Cannon with peg elevating gear Cannon with peg elevating gear Cannon with screw elevating gear Cannon with screw elevating gear Winch for lifting artilleries Winch for lifting artilleries Split-trail gun carriage Split-trail gun carriage Machines for attacking defensive walls Machines for attacking defensive walls

Flying Machines

in Galleria Adjustable-tilt wing Adjustable-tilt wing Leaf-spring engine for flying machine Leaf-spring engine for flying machine in Galleria Air screw Air screw Wing structure Wing structure Parachute Parachute Flying ship Flying ship Flapping-wing machine with a vertical bearing Flapping-wing machine with a vertical bearing Inclinometer Inclinometer Anemometer Anemometer Glider with manoeuvrable tips Glider with manoeuvrable tips Articulated wing Articulated wing in Galleria Beating wing Beating wing in Galleria Wing-beating device with a screw and lead screw system Wing-beating device with a screw and lead screw system

Work Machines

in Galleria Goldforging hammer Goldforging hammer Silk-doubling machine Silk-doubling machine Machine for making ropes Machine for making ropes Machine for threading screws Machine for threading screws Machine for lifting columns Machine for lifting columns Machine for carving files Machine for carving files in Galleria Tensile strength of wire Tensile strength of wire Hygrometer 2 Hygrometer 2 in Galleria Mirror lapper Mirror lapper Continuous teaseling machine Continuous teaseling machine in Galleria Multiple-cylinder mill Multiple-cylinder mill Odometer Odometer in Galleria Winch Winch Hygrometer Hygrometer in Galleria Alembic Alembic Large drop-bottom crane Large drop-bottom crane Teaseling machine Teaseling machine Winged spindle Winged spindle in Galleria Controlled-flame furnace Controlled-flame furnace Alembic Alembic Self-moving car Self-moving car Device for developing conical ducts Device for developing conical ducts Axle on rollers Axle on rollers Improved alembic Improved alembic Ballot wheel Ballot wheel Wheel for studies on the impossibility of perpetual motion Wheel for studies on the impossibility of perpetual motion in Galleria Revolving cranes Revolving cranes in Galleria Drive train device Drive train device Rolls for studies on friction Rolls for studies on friction Fan Fan Drilling machine Drilling machine Device for wiredrawing on bearings Device for wiredrawing on bearings in Galleria Printing press Printing press in Galleria Mechanical loom Mechanical loom Screwtongs Screwtongs Mechanical drum Mechanical drum Study of a furnace Study of a furnace in Galleria Trench-digging machine Trench-digging machine Threading tool Threading tool

Water and Land Machines

in Galleria Revolving bridge Revolving bridge in Galleria Hydraulic saw Hydraulic saw Fast-construction bridge Fast-construction bridge in Galleria Parabolic bridge Parabolic bridge Sluice gate Sluice gate Diving suit Diving suit Double hull Double hull Ship-bottom breaker Ship-bottom breaker Automatic ship-bottom breaker Automatic ship-bottom breaker Shroud cutter Shroud cutter Bridge channel with clapping door sluices Bridge channel with clapping door sluices Channel paving Channel paving The Galata bridge The Galata bridge Guillotine sluice-gate Guillotine sluice-gate Temporary bridge on a double row of trestles Temporary bridge on a double row of trestles Paddle-wheeled boat propulsion system Paddle-wheeled boat propulsion system Bilge pump Bilge pump in Galleria Paddle Boat Paddle Boat in Galleria Pole hammer Pole hammer Breech-loading naval cannon Breech-loading naval cannon Circular thunderbolt Circular thunderbolt Small dome for breathing and flexible pipe Small dome for breathing and flexible pipe in Galleria Mud dredge Mud dredge in Galleria Float Float Floats for walking on water Floats for walking on water Webbed glove Webbed glove in Galleria The transformation of water into steam The transformation of water into steam in Galleria Fast ramming boat Fast ramming boat in Galleria Mobile ram boats Mobile ram boats in Galleria Sea dredger Sea dredger Equipment for draining a port Equipment for draining a port

Leonardo the Architect

Temple with five domes Temple with five domes Mountain castle with two defence enceintes Mountain castle with two defence enceintes Ravelin or triangular bastion Ravelin or triangular bastion Ditch with submerged fortification Ditch with submerged fortification Curtain with semicircular salients Curtain with semicircular salients The Ideal City The Ideal City Temple with a gemmated plan Temple with a gemmated plan Central plan or 2-level church Central plan or 2-level church Centrally-planned church with four cylindrical bell-towers Centrally-planned church with four cylindrical bell-towers Centrally-planned church Centrally-planned church Corner of a castle Corner of a castle Angular tower with corbels Angular tower with corbels Centrally - planned church with nine radiating chapels Centrally - planned church with nine radiating chapels

The models exhibited at the Museum

Discover the historic models exhibited in the Leonardo Gallery.


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