Demainbray's Inclined plane

Made:
1701-1752

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Inclined plane, before 1753. Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer on experimental philosophy, used the
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Inclined plane, before 1753. Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer on experimental philosophy, used the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Inclined plane, before 1753. Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer on experimental philosophy, used the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Inclined plane, before 1753. Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer on experimental philosophy, used the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Inclined plane, before 1753. Dr. Stephen Demainbray (1710-1782), a lecturer on experimental philosophy, used the
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Inclined plane, maker unknown, before 1753. Once belonged to Stephen Demainbray.

This inclined plane once belonged to Stephen Demainbray and was used by him in his lectures on natural philosophy. He used it with model carts to showi the advantage of large wheel diameters. Various shaped blocks were also rolled down the plane to demonstrate centres of gravity. The inclination could be altered by means of a screw in the base. Demainbray worked as superintendent at the King's observatory at Kew from 1768 and his collection of instruments and apparatus was absorbed into the King's own collection.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1457
Materials:
beech, boxwood, brass and lead
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
King's College, London

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