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Title page of Mechanic's Magazine (London, 1824).The figure in the bottom illustration is Archimedes (c287-212 BC) Greek mathematician and inventor who is reputed to have said Give me a lever and I will move the Earth. The four small vignettes show various applications of the lever affording mechanical advantage. Engraving.
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