Model of a cylindroid, 1895-1900

Made:
1895-1900 in Dublin and Republic of Ireland
maker:
Howard Grubb

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Wire model of Cayley's 'cylindroid' by Grubb, Dublin in brass glazed cylindrical case on wooden base

Wire model of a 'cylindroid' by Howard Grubb, Dublin in brass glazed cylindrical case on a wooden base. The model was made on the instructions of Robert Stawell Ball who wrote the definitive work 'A treatise on the Theory of Screws' in 1900. Thomas Grubb, and later his son Howard, ran a firm of telescope makers in Dublin from the 1830s until the 1920s.

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Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1997-1868
Materials:
case, brass, glass, stand, mahogany and wire, steel
type:
surface model (wire) and surface model (wire) and
credit:
Tesseract

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