Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753.

Made:
1740-1753
Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines) Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753. (maximum machines)

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Model of a maximum machine

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the maximum of a man's power to raise water. In the full-sized version, a bucket was filled from the well in the base while a man ran up the steps. The man then stood on the platform which descended, lifting the bucket. The bucket emptied itself by catching on a hook at the top, the man ran up the steps again while the bucket descended and refilled. This process was repeated all day.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1634
Materials:
oak and brass
Measurements:
overall: 1050 mm x 460 mm x 660 mm,
type:
maximum machines
credit:
King's College, London