Brass Burstow's patent Ellipsograph by W.F.Stanley

Made:
1876 in London
maker:
William Ford Stanley

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Brass Burstow's patent Ellipsograph by W.F.Stanley, London

This instrument, patented by Mr E. Burstow in 1871, draws ellipses by means of a combination of circular with rectilinear motion. In this instance wheel and chain gearing are employed for effecting the combination, and the instrument will produce an ellipse in either direction to the axis.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1876-635
type:
ellipsographs
credit:
W.F. Stanley and Company

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