George III's cycloidal pendulum

Made:
1762 in Fleet Street
maker:
George Adams
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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;
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The Philosophical Table (one levelling screw broken) with pillar in three pieces, two wooden rings and wooden nut;
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

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.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1200
Materials:
brass, cotton (fibre), mahogany, paper (fibre product) and steel (metal)
type:
pendulum
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
King's College, London