Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on May 31, 1977 · Page 3
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 3

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, May 31, 1977
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Miif of models at (m'C THE FAMILY CIRCUS. Dcr Vinci genius, foresight on display By I'NC NEWS SERVICE The inventive genius and foresight of Leonardo da Vinci, who conceived of the flying machine and other developments that did not take practical form until modern times, is depicted in an exhibition now open at the DA VINCI DESIGNS - Leonardo da Vinci's innovative designs are currently on display at the Museum of Anthropology, Candelaria Hall, UNC. Twenty models are on loan from the IBM Corp., and the exhibit runs through June 24. Da Vinci's flying machine, top photo, called for a wooden framework and two movable wings to be activated by the aviator who lies prone in the framework and works the wings by pulleys connected with stirrups moved with his feet aided by the windlass worked by his hands and arms. His military tank, bottom photo, was designed to carry heavy fire power and be driven by men working the enclosed wheels with cranks. The turtle-like cover was intended to deflect enemy fire. Da Vinci wrote: "These (tanks) take the place of elephants. One may tilt with them. One may hold bellows in them to spread terror among the horses of the enemy, and one may put carabineers in them to break up every company." (Tribune photos by Paul Moloney) museum in Candelarla Hall at the University of Northern Colorado. The exhibition of the 15th century artist-scientist's work, on loan from the IBM Corporation and sponsored by the UNC Fine Arts Department and the Museum of Anthropology, includes 20 models built from Leonardo's scientific and technical drawings. It will remain through June 24. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 13 to June 24, and from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesdays(June 1 and 22). Museum is open Monday through Friday only. Models in the show include both practical and theoretical devices. Among them are a paddle-wheel ship, an idea that was not successfully developed until theadventofsteampowerin the 19th century, a theoretical gear system that produced three speeds of rotation, as in the modern automobile transmission; and a device for determining the tensile strength of wire, information essential to the engineer five centuries ago, as it is today. Leonardo was fascinated with the possibility of human flight, and devised many schemes for flying, including ornithopters--whose principle support and propulsion comes from flapping wings. A model of an ornithopter in the show follows an early design calling for a lattice-like wooden framework, two movable wings, a series of ropes and pulleys and a windlass. This was to be operated by the flyer, lying prone in the framework. Although Leonardo considered war "a bestial madness," he was one of the leading military engineers of his time, and made innumerable sketches for fortifications and weapons. Models in the show include an armored tank, in which he foresaw a type of vehicle not extensively used until World War I, and a scaling ladder that resembles modern fire-fighting apparatus, but which Leonardo designed for storming the walls of an enemy fortress. As a scientist and engineer, Leonardo was always concerned with accuracy and measurement, and the show includes models of his designs for a hygrometer for measuring humidity, an anemometer for measuring wind velocity, and an' inclinometer for determining the degree of a slope. The first set of models of Leonardo's work constructed in contemporary times was built in 1938 for an exhibition in Milan, Italy. It traveled briefly, and during World War II was destroyed by bombs in Tokyo. Another group of models, built in the United States after the war, was acquired by IBM Corporation in 1951, and incorporated into the c o m p a n y ' s t o u r i n g exhibition program. The models are displayed with panels of explanatory material and sketches reproduced from Leonardo's notebooks. Tues.,May31.1977 GREELEY (Colo.) TRIBUNE 3 ByBiiKeane library reading program slated The Weld County Library will begin an eight-week session of story times for young people this summer. Preschoolers who are three, four, and five years old will meet for activities on Tuesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The first weekly meeting will be June 14. Story lime for six, seven, and eight year olds will be held on Wednesdays from I0:30a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning June 15 and ending Aug. 3. No registration is necessary for the program. "Jeffy got a book from the shelf and it's not a Dr. Seuss!" AUTO GLASS For All Cars . 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Thorson was ordered to pay $150 a month into the registry of the court until the fine and restitution are paid in full. · The defendant had been ordered by Judge Arnold last Oct. 18 to pay $75 a month as restitution to Dick Nolan in Samuelde Champlain created the Order of the Good Time, the club in North America. connection with an incident in accident at Rutland, Iowa. August, 1974, when a car Greeley police reported the Thorson had rented from Nolan vehicle was damaged 51,000 in Rentals was damaged in an the mishap. . ' - " SAVE on any Strutolounger in stock THE ENERGY SAVERS! WELD COUNTY PET ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION Low Cost-Spaying, Neutering and Vaccinations. 353-0812 Here's A Chance To Earn Some Extra Summer Spending Money. The Greeley Tribune is offer ing to Weld County Youth, 12 to 16 years old, tht opportunity to advertise through -- FREESUMAAERJOBADS! 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