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Crossbow (Halbe Rüstung) with Winder (Cranequin)

Crossbow by Johann Gottfried Hänisch the Elder
(German, Dresden 1696–1778)

Date: dated 1742
Geography: Dresden, Saxony
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel, wood, staghorn, copper alloy, hemp, wool, gold, iron alloy
Dimensions: L. of crossbow, 28 13/16 in. (73.2 cm); W. of crossbow, 24 15/16 in. (63.3 cm); Wt. of crossbow, 10 lb. 7 oz. (4,817 g); L. of cranequin (without crank), 14 1/4 in. (36.2 cm); L. of crank, 10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm)
Classification: Archery Equipment-Crossbows
Credit Line: Purchase, Louis V. Bell Fund and Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, by exchange, 1985
Accession Number: 1985.248a, b

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