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More about the drawings
I have over the last many years collected data for these drawings. They are partly based on measurements taken from a real old guillotine from approximately 1830, found at a museum in Belgium. I have left out the improvements, that were made on this real guillotine in proportion to the first machine, to keep the construction as original as possible.
You can see what the finished model looks like, if it is built according to these drawings.


Part of plan
A part of the drawings in real size

The finished model will be 76,8 centimetres high. All measurements are in scale 1:5, and the unit used is millimetre, which is a part of the metric system introduced during the French Revolution. All instructions are in English. You will be advised what sort of material to use, wood, iron etc. for each part.

See how to assemble.
This animated guide will help, once you have finished all the parts.

Real size in a museum.
A Belgium museum bought these construction drawings, and had a full scale guillotine build for their exhibition (more>>)

THE 1792 model

To build a real French revolution guillotine model you need some pieces of wood, metal and the right measurements.

Here you can buy the construction drawings for a guillotine model, similar to the one used during the French revolution.

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1792 Guillotine construction drawings
Price: $38

 

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