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Spinning machine, c 1629.

Spinning machine, c 1629.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Spinning machine, c 1629. Illustrated plate taken from 'Le Machine' (Rome, 1629) by Giovanni Branca (1571-1640), showing a woman operating a spinning machine driven by an Archimedian screw. Branca's pioneering work 'Le Machine' is notable for the earliest figure of a steam turbine.

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