Unweighted cylinder in frame

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

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Cylindrical walnut roller, lead weighted in brass carriage frame
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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
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Unweighted 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 comparison object with the weighted cylinder which was a further example of a centre of gravity paradox after the rolling double cone demonstration.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1825
Materials:
brass and walnut
credit:
King's College, London