Da Vinci’s Canal

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Artistic Shot Canal Da Vinci's
Milano Canal Dry
Milano Canal Dry
Milan Canal Da Vinci's Lock
Milan Canal Da Vinci’s Lock
Canal
Canal
Artistic Shot Canal Da Vinci's
Artistic Shot Canal Da Vinci’s

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Canal Lock is his longest standing most successful invention. Centuries later, the miter lock is still used in most canals and waterways around the world including Panama Canal.

It replaced the old  Portullis Lock which was basically a door placed directly across the canal. Da Vinci’s is 2 gates placed together at a 45 degree, and it sealed tighter when the water pushed against it. It is also easier to open and close, and back in the day when they were manual, it made the job much easier.

The simple design was leaps and bounds ahead of its time, like most things Leonardo Da Vinci invented.

Another tick off my 40-before-40 list.

That’s Hamori!

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