George III's weighted cylinder

Made:
1762 in Fleet Street
maker:
George Adams
Group photograph of two cylindrical walnut rollers, one is lead weighted, both are in brass carriage frame. Cylindrical walnut roller in brass carriage, frame unweighted

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Group photograph of two cylindrical walnut rollers, one is lead weighted, both are in brass carriage frame.
King's College, London| Enquiries to Science Museum, London
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Cylindrical walnut roller in brass carriage, frame unweighted
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Weighted cylinder in frame, made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1762.

This cylinder was made for King George III by George Adams. It was used as a further example of a centre of gravity paradox after the rolling double cone demonstration and was compared with the unweighted example.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1824
Materials:
brass, lead and walnut
type:
physics demonstration equipment
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
credit:
King's College, London