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Large drop-bottom crane

Grande gru con cassetta a vuotatura automatica

This machine for excavating a canal features flaps that drop open in the bottom to allow the earth to fall out. The flaps are operated by an ox and two men. Leonardo gives full directions for excavating a canal, loading and operating a crane.

Codex Atlanticus, sheet 1012 r


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