Small spring vice

Made:
1790-1819
James Watt's Garret workshop record photography. See file name for location details. Photographed on location / grey James Watt's Garret workshop record photography. See file name for location details. Photographed on location / grey

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James Watt's Garret workshop record photography. See file name for location details. Photographed on location / grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

James Watt's Garret workshop record photography. See file name for location details. Photographed on location / grey
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

1 Small spring vice, with ring on

This calliper was used to measure external dimensions and the diameter of parts or objects.

James Watt was an inventor, mathematical-instrument maker and engineer. He had a workshop in Glasgow at the University where he made and sold mathematical-instruments such as quadrants, compasses and scales. Watt is best known for inventing a separate steam condensor for the Newcomen steam engine, improving its efficiency and making it cheaper to run.

Details

Category:
James Watt's Garret Workshop
Object Number:
1924-792/550
type:
vice
credit:
Major J.M. Gibson-Watt