Roland of Bremen
Roland is a symbol of the old Hanseatic town
Bremen. Since 1404 the historic original stands on the market place
of Bremen - though without horse. A giant of 5,50 m, made of sandstone, a
smile on his lips and with a superb head of hair. His name comes from a vassal
of emperor Charlemagne, Duke Roland of Brittany, who in 778 lost his life
in the Pyrenees fighting with the Basques.
- Crank mechanism
- Size: 18 x 6 x 28 cm
- 3 construction sheets DIN A 4
- Price: 8.00 Euro
- Code WR023
The rotation of the crank is transformed into the movement of horse and horseman
by a crank slider. The horse rears, the Roland straightens up in his saddle
and raises his sword. The left foreleg of the horse and the sword raising
arm are moved by strings.