Mechanical Powers Apparatus consisting of a balance

Made:
1775-1800 in London
maker:
George Adams

Mechanical Powers Apparatus consisting of a balance, pulleys, levers, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, compound engine, compound lever, double cone, friction wheels, weights and wedge , complete with original mahogany case, made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1775-1800.

This apparatus forms a pair with object number 1927-1175. Together they allow the lecturer to demonstrate all of the mechanical powers. This was a popular form of mechanical demonstration in natural philosophy lectures in the period. The apparatus was made by George Adams the Younger.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1189
Materials:
brass, steel and mahogany
type:
model - representation
credit:
King's College, London

Parts