George III's inclined plane and Horse-way

Made:
1762 in Fleet Street
maker:
George Adams

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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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© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Inclined plane and horse-way with quadrant and plumb bob, made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1762.

This 'horse way' was made for King George III by George Adams in demonstrations concerning the motion of carts along a cobbled road at different inclines. A quadrant at one end allows the demonstrator to measure the angle of incline. The model was intended to be used with the Philosophical Table.

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Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1830
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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