Cycloidal pendulum made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, England, 1762
The cycloidal pendulum is a piece of demonstration equipment that was made for King George III in 1762 by George Adams, just two years after he ascended the throne in 1760. It was part of Adams' mechanics lectures and was intended to be used with the philosophical table.It allowed the demonstrator to compare the motion of the cycloidal pendulum with that of the free pendulum suspended in front of it.
- King George III
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- King's College, London
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