Atwood Machine

International names:

Atwood's fall machine

Atwood's machine

English description:

Fall machine

Danish Instrument Inventory text:

Atwood fall machine. Mahogany base 480x480 with 4 levelling screws. Turned mahogany column in 2 parts joined by wooden threads. Lower Dia95, upper Dia60, total H1800. At the top mahogany bracket with frictionless 5-wheel support of cord. Pendulum second clock mounted on the column. Boxwood scale along the path of the falling weight in Danish inches divided in tenths. A cm scale is later added to the rear. Brass ring and plate mounted in mahogany slide along the scale, to be secured by clamps. A collection of brass weights.Signed: Dumotiez Freres / Rue du Jardinet / St Ande des Arcs / AParisc1800 (g)

  • Category: Mechanics
  • Hauch number: A57
  • Inventory number: 3200
  • Danish Instrument Inventory number: 1355
  • Literature:
  • Martinus van Marum: 47
  • The King George III Collection: L 30
  • Magellan(1780);


    Adams(1794) III pl.1 fig.13


    Gehler(1825-45) IV s.30;

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