George III's philosophical table

Made:
1761-1762
maker:
George Adams

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Philosophical table, 1761-1762. The philosophical table is the centrepiece of the mechanics apparatus made by George
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
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Philosophical table made for King George III by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1761-62.

A pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut; vertical board with ivory scale (one fixing screw and washer missing) and backing board for pendulum experiments are attached.

The philosophical table was the centrepiece of the mechanics apparatus made for King George III in 1761-62 by George Adams, just after he ascended the throne in 1760. A range of attachments for use in different experiments were supplied with the table including the isochronous pendulum, the collision apparatus, the central forces apparatus and others..

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Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1101
Materials:
brass, cotton (fibre), incomplete, ivory, mahogany
type:
philosophical tables
credit:
King's College, London

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