This action must have been carried out with the intention of providing some kind of clue in case MT was never published. If publication had been achieved then the original pages would probably have been reinserted. This seems to imply that his consistent use of such clues was part of a deliberate plan to hide clues to his construction for the benefit of those who came after, looking for such information. I do believe that he wasn’t just referring to the drawings in MT but also the ones in his published works, i.e. Gruendlicher Bericht, Apologia Poetica and Das Triumphirende.
The letters run from A through to E, five letters. But there are six drawings including the top, which is numbered 5, and not F. Note my red lines which align the separate parts of each drawing, there are five. Could he be telling us - yet again, that there are five mechanisms?
There is also the curious attachment of the two rods or levers at the top of the figure B. It must be important otherwise he wouldn’t have included it. Does it show two extremes of an action of one lever, or does it represent two levers?
I don’t think that there is any intention to suggestion that A is meant to indicate a Jacob’s
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