The 1792 guillotine model scale 1:5

This 1792 model was built during the summer of 2001 as a result of many years of research, and one year of drawing. It is built in scale 1:5

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Photo of the 1792 model

All the wooden parts are made of oak. The metal parts are made of iron except from the mouton weight and the two wheels, for the rope, in the crossbar. The weight is made of led, and the wheels that supports the rope in the upper crossbar are made of brass.

The original 1792 model was painted red.

1792 bascule image 1792 mouton with blade 1792 mouton with blade and release mechanism lunette image lunette open Photo of the 1792 model