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A WOODEN CAPSTAN

Number in the past inventory 2829

Number in the current inventory 10

INSTRUMENT: A WOODEN CAPSTAN

Age: beginning of the twentieth century

Creator: /

Materials: Wood

Size: (420 x 320 x 250) mm

State of conservation: Good

Information: From the information contained in the old inventory register, found in the school, the instrument is said to have been added to the inventory with the number 2829 on 26th June 1928 priced at 460 liras.

Description: On a rectangular frame a cylinder is fixed, free to rotate around its axis. At the end of this axis there is a small cylinder with 4 bars which radiate from it. The balance of the system is ensured by two wooden arcs fixed on the lower part of the frame, and on the top by another bar through which the axis of the bigger cylinder goes.

Use: It is a model of a simple machine. It serves to determine different mechanical advantages. It differs from the winch because the axis of rotation is vertical and not horizontal.

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