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[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

[Mechanical device for scaling towers]

Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: De re militari / Roberto Valturio. [Verona] : Joannes Nicolai de Verona, 1472. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of Western technology ... / Leonar... more

[Telescoping siege machine]

[Telescoping siege machine]

Print shows a telescoping tower raised from beneath by a screw mechanism manipulated by two men, used during siege warfare to gain an advantage of height by those perpetrating the siege. Title devised by Librar... more

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action of weights; here the machine is cutting screw threads in wood]

[A man operating a lathe with fixed cutting tool driven by the action ...

Title from item. Title devised by Library staff. Illus. in: Theatrvm instrvmentorvm et machinarum / Jacques Besson. Lvgdvni : Apud B. Vincentium, 1578. Published in: The tradition of technology : Landmarks of W... more