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Helicopter Model - Leonardo da Vinci Design, Italy, 1483-1485 Object Reg. No: ST 023601

This model of a 15th century helicopter-type helix design by Leonardo da Vinci was made by the Museum for exhibition at the 50th anniversary of flight exhibition in 1953. Da Vinci is thought to have designed this machine between 1483 and 1485. Power was apparently to be provided by men working levers at the base or a rope winding device.
Wooden model with corkscrew style blade painted white with yellow and brown base with metal yellow railing.
Acquisition Information:
Museum generated from Industrial & Technological Museum, 1952
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 426 mm (Height), 392 mm (Diameter)

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Tagged with: helicopters, model helicopters, rotary wing aircraft, scale models, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Rotorcraft
Tertiary Classification: model helicopters
Maker of Item Modelled: Leonardo da Vinci, circa 1493

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