Lathe, 16th century

Lathe, 16th century

C013/3317 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.3MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Lathe, 16th-century artwork. Lathes are machines used to rotate an object about an axis while cutting or drilling. This is a type of pole lathe, using the tension of a bow string (top) to pull upwards on a cord that is pulled downwards to start the lathe spinning. This is figure 7 from a book by the French inventor and mathematician Jacques Besson (circa 1540-1573). The Latin title of the book was 'Theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum' (Theatre of machines and instruments). It was originally published in around 1572. This engraving is from the 1582 edition, published in Lyon by the publisher Barthelemy Vincent.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1500s, 1582, 16th century, adult, artwork, barthelemy vincent, black-and-white, bow string, caucasian, craftsman, device, devices, engineering, engraving, equipment, european, figure 7, french, historical, history, human, illustration, industrial, industry, instrument, instruments, jacques besson, labourer, lathe, latin edition, lyon edition, machine, male, man, manufacture, manufacturing, monochrome, people, person, pole lathe, production, technological, technology, theatrum instrumentorum et machinarum, tool, tools, worker, working, workshop

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.