Working model of William Froude's hull-model shaping machine

Made:
1872-1956 in United Kingdom
inventor:
William Froude

Working model, scale 1:8, of William Froude's hull-model shaping machine (1872), used to create hull models out of parrafin-wax, on wood base, by R.J. Harrington, British, 1872-1956. Machine works from the lines drawings of the vessels to be created.

Details

Category:
Froude
Object Number:
1956-65/2
Materials:
plywood, mahogany (wood), wood (unidentified), brass (copper, zinc alloy), steel (metal), lead (metal), wax and paper (fibre product)
Measurements:
overall: 340 mm x 710 mm x 300 mm, 5.6kg
type:
model - representation