Thomson's (Lord Kelvin) First Tide Predicting Machine, 1876

Made:
1876 in London
inventor:
William Baron Kelvin Thomson

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(Lord Kelvin) William Thomson's first tide-predicting machine, 1876. Built by A. Légé & Co., 20 Cross Street, Hatton Gardens, London.

Details

Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1876-1129
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), catgut, cord, iron, paper (fibre product), silver plated, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
type:
tide predictor
credit:
British Association for the Advancement of Science (per Lord Kelvin)