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Various drawings instruments

RIBA10005
SOURCE: George Adams. Geometrical and graphical essays, containing a description of the mathematical instruments used in geometry, civil and military surveying, levelling and perspective (London, 1791), p. XI

Elliptograph

RIBA13234
Farey, John

Pulley systems using weights

RIBA16232
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. II

Pulley system with weights used for the statues in St Peter's Square, Rome

RIBA16233
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. VII

Scaffolding used to install the frieze of St Peter's Basilica, Rome

RIBA16234
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. VIII

Extending ladders

RIBA16235
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. IX

Hoists and platforms used for whitewashing buildings

RIBA16236
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. XI

Props used in construction

RIBA16237
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. XIII

System for moving heavy objects

RIBA16238
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), bottom part of pl. XVII

Centring platform used for the portico of St Peter's Basilica, Rome

RIBA16239
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. XXI

Scaffolding used for the portico of the Rotonda (Pantheon?), Rome

RIBA16240
Zabaglia, Niccola (1674-1750)
SOURCE: Castelli e ponti di maestro Niccola Zabaglia (Rome, 1743), pl. XXXII
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