George III's model crriage body

Made:
1762
maker:
George Adams

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Model carriage body, 1762. This carriage body forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for
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Model carriage body, 1762. This carriage body forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model carriage body, 1762. This carriage body forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model carriage body, 1762. This carriage body forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Group shot of 1927-1821, Model carriage body, made by George Adams, London, England, 1762 and 1927-1827 Model carriage
Science Museum Group Collection
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Group shot of 1927-1821, Model carriage body, made by George Adams, London, England, 1762 and 1927-1827 Model carriage
Science Museum Group Collection
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Group shot of 1927-1821, Model carriage body, made by George Adams, London, England, 1762, 1927-1830, Inclined plane
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Model carriage body, made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1762.

This carriage body forms part of the inclined horse-way, apparatus made by George Adams for King George III, to imitate the motion of carts and carriages bearing various weights on roads of various inclines. A hay cart was placed on a cobbled 'horse-way', which has a channel cut to imitate a rut. The inclination of the horse-way could be varied, as could the diameter of the wheels and the weight in the cart. The weight needed to keep the cart stationary was a measure of the efficiency of the wheels.

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Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1821
Materials:
brass, mahogany and paper (fibre product)
type:
physics demonstration equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
King's College, London

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