Smeaton's Apparatus for Determining the Efficiency of Water Wheels

Made:
1988 (model); 1752 (original) in England
maker:
John Smeaton

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Facsimile model, scale 1:1, of John Smeaton's Water Wheel apparatus for "An Experimental Enquiry concerning the Natural Powers of Water and Wind to turn Mills..." (Phil Trans. Vol L1, 1759), after the original made in 1752. Model by John Horniblow, England, 1988.

Details

Category:
Motive Power
Object Number:
1988-597
Materials:
brass, complete, mahogany, string and wood
Measurements:
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type:
waterwheels
credit:
Horniblow, J.