Perspective machine by James Watt, engraved "James

Made:
Glasgow
maker:
Watt, James
Watt's Perspective Apparatus.

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Watt's Perspective Apparatus.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Perspective machine by James Watt, engraved "James Watt, Glasgow, Invt. & fecit" also diagrams of above (tripod legs made in Sc.Mus. in 1920)

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1876-514
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), mahogany (wood) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (assembled): 1650 mm x 860 mm x 800 mm,
overall (case outside measurements): 40 mm x 330 mm x 130 mm,
type:
perspective aids
credit:
Bennet Woodcroft Bequest