Maudslay 's Lord Chancellor bench micrometer

Made:
1805 in London
maker:
Henry Maudslay
Micrometer made by Henry Maudslay about 1805. 3/4 view whole object. Graduated grey background Micrometer made by Henry Maudslay about 1805. Detail view. Graduated grey background.

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Micrometer made by Henry Maudslay about 1805. 3/4 view whole object. Graduated grey background
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Micrometer made by Henry Maudslay about 1805. Detail view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Micrometer made by Henry Maudslay about 1805.

Maudslay kept a bench micrometer, nicknamed 'The Lord Chancellor’ as it was considered the ultimate 'court of appeal’ for work in his shops. This small example is not functional since there are no measuring divisions on the hand wheel. It may be a model built to help plan the construction of a larger machine, or a small example that was never completed.

Details

Category:
Industrial Metrology
Object Number:
1900-75
type:
micrometer
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Maudsley, Sons and Field