Model of Henry Cavendish's Torsion Balance Gravitational Apparatus, 1798

Made:
1798 (original); 1977 (model)
designer:
Henry Cavendish
Model of Henry Cavendish's torsion balance and gravitational apparatus in his laboratory, 1798 (original), 1977

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Model of Henry Cavendish's torsion balance and gravitational apparatus in his laboratory, 1798 (original), 1977
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Model (scale 1:48) of Henry Cavendish's torsion balance and gravitational apparatus in his laboratory, 1798.

Details

Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1977-417
Materials:
beech (wood), brass (copper, zinc alloy), chipboard, copper (metal), cotton string, lead (metal), mahogany (wood), pine (wood), plaster, steel (metal) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 782 mm x 1040 mm x 630 mm, 43.5kg
type:
model (representation)
taxonomy:
  • visual works
credit:
Science Museum Workshops.