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The burning mirror machine uses gears to rotate a stone grinder and a horizontal mirror simultaneously.  The machine was used by artisans for welding and perhaps also intended for setting enemy ships afire.

6 responses

  1. I am blown away by the photos you’ve posted of Da Vinci’s drawings and inventions. I want to go see this museum! So fascinating! You did an excellent job of shooting, and were very creative in matching to the themes.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:10 am

  2. Well shot, such an interesting object.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:54 am

  3. Compared with today’s welding machines, this one is much more interesting (and almost pretty)! 🙂 I am loving seeing the plans next to the machine.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:57 am

  4. A vain person looking in that mirror is in for a shock!

    January 31, 2013 at 3:42 pm

  5. judiclark

    Interesting… this is one of the inventions that I was not aware of. Well shot and again, perfect post processing.

    February 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

  6. Yes, da Vinci is absolutely great, have seen many things of him in Italy.

    February 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

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