George III's apparatus for oblique and compound collision

Made:
1762
maker:
George Adams
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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Apparatus for oblique and compound collision made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1762.

The apparatus for oblique and compound collision 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 explain force and motion.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1223
Materials:
brass, ivory and mahogany
type:
physics demonstration equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
King's College, London