Mechanical Powers Apparatus

1775-1800 in Fleet Street
George Adams

Mechanical Powers Apparatus consisting of a balance, pulleys, levers, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, compound engine, compound lever, double cone, friction wheels, weights and wedge , complete with original mahogany case, made by George Adams, Fleet Street, London, 1775-1800.

This apparatus forms a pair with object number 1927-1175. Together they allow the lecturer to demonstrate all of the mechanical powers. This was a popular form of mechanical demonstration in natural philosophy lectures in the period. The apparatus was made by George Adams the Younger.

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King George III
Object Number:
1927-1189 Pt1
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cotton (fibre) and steel (metal)
model - representation
King's College, London

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