Name/TitleWire Testing Device
About this objectLike modern scientists and engineers, Leonardo wanted as precise information as possible about the properties and capacities of materials so that they could be used more effectively and economically. By weighing the basket after the breaking of the wire had automatically shut off the flow of sand, he could determine the tensile strength of the wire.
MakerLeonardo Da Vinci
Medium and Materialswood, wire, brass, ceramic, and painted aluminium
Measurements68.0 x 22.7 x 55.0 cms
Object TypeScientific model