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Water-borne pile-driver, 1746.

Water-borne pile-driver, 1746.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Engraving titled 'Machina da Batter travi fabricata in Verona e posta in uso l'anno MDCCXLVI', (engine for driving piles, made in Verona and put into use in 1746). The vesel was a 'flat boat for repairing the margins of the River Adige', in Northern Italy. Above are details of the mechanisms involved. From the workshop of Gazoliano.

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