Trebuchet

Trebuchet is designed in stainless steel with bronze bearings.
The interesting apects of this design is the cantelevered pivot and the fact that there is not a nut or bolt in sight. Everything is put together with invisible fixings.

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"The Trebuchet:  In general, the mechanical artillery of medieval times was inferior to that of the Classical world. The one exception was the trebuchet, an engine worked by counterpoise. Counterpoise engines appeared in the 12th century and largely replaced torsion engines by the middle of the 13th. The trebuchet worked something like a seesaw. Suspended from an elevated wooden frame, the arm of the trebuchet pivoted from a point about one-quarter of the way down its length. A large weight, or counterpoise, was suspended from the short end, and the long end was fitted with a hollowed-out spoonlike cavity or a sling. (A sling added substantially to the trebuchet's range.) The long end was winched down, raising the counterpoise; a stone or other missile was put into the spoon or sling, and the arm was released to fly upward, hurling the missile in a high, looping arc toward its target. Though almost anything could be thrown, spherical projectiles of cut stone were the preferred ammunition. "

Encyclopaedia Britannica


The interesting apects of this design is the cantelevered pivot and the fact that there is not a bolt or nut in sight. Everything is put together with invisible fixings. The weight is filled with lead, to give a nice far throw. The trigger mechanism is embedded in the wooden base and the hook can be adjusted to throw high or to throw far. Trebuchet is 60 cm high and is designed to fling golf balls.

This machine is not for the fainthearted. Be careful with this modern war machine.

It is a beautifully engineered precision piece and a joy to have.    

  • Stainless Steel and Bronze, a great combination.
  • Strong construction, but completely smooth, no bolt in sight.
  • Hard wood base with embedded trigger mechanism.
  • Plaque with name and serial number mounted on the base.
  • Exclusive access to the owners club to show off your (mis)adventures.
  • Including a small oil can.

 

Trebuchet has a base of 30cm wide and 60 cm long and the total height is 70 cm. 

Here is a video. 

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