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Rotary reading wheel, 19th-century artwork. This is the reading wheel designed by French inventor Nicolas Grollier de Serviere (1596-1689). It was one of many inventions that he displayed to the public in a cabinet of curiosities that became famous. This reading wheel (or book wheel) was based on one designed by 16th-century Italian engineer Agostino Ramelli. Artwork from the 15th volume (first period of 1895) of the French popular science weekly 'La Science Illustree'.
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