1550: Le Petit Lorrain

Ambroise Paré - Le Petit Lorrain

Ambroise Paré’s designed this mechanical handwhich he named “Le Petit Lorrain” in the 1550’s for a French Army captain. The thumb is stationary, but a mechanical lever operates the other fingers.  This illustration is taken from a 1663 edition of his complete works. (source)

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2 Responses to 1550: Le Petit Lorrain

  1. Wow. Pretty mind blowing

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