Demainbray's Irish low-backed cart model

Made:
1735-1754.
Model of an Irish low-backed car, before 1754.  This small cart belonged to Stephen Demainbray, a lecturer in Model of an Irish low-backed car, before 1754.  This small cart belonged to Stephen Demainbray, a lecturer in

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Model of an Irish low-backed car, before 1754. This small cart belonged to Stephen Demainbray, a lecturer in
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Model of an Irish low-backed car, before 1754. This small cart belonged to Stephen Demainbray, a lecturer in
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Model Irish low-backed cart, maker unknown, 1735-1 Once belonged to Stephen Demainbray.

This model was used in calculations of velocity ration and friction. It once belonged to Stephen Demainbray and was used by him in his lectures on natural philosophy. Demainbray worked as superintendent at the King's observatory at Kew from 1768 and his collection of instruments and apparatus was absorbed into the King's own collection.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1935
Materials:
holly and iron
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • land vehicle
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
King's College, London