Desaguliers friktionsmaskine

English description:

Tribometer - an instrument for studying friction

Danish Instrument Inventory text:

Friction machine. Desagulier's. Small mahogany table Dia190. A brass flywheel Dia140 with steel axle resting on 4 brass wheels Dia80 as frictionless bearing. The flywheel is set in oscillating movements by means of a spiral steel spring. A brass lever arm L120 rests on the axle of the flywheel and can be loaded with weights. The friction of the lever upon the fly-wheel axle determines the number of oscillations.Ref: Det phys Cab vol 1 p 34, pl 5 fig 8.Not signedc1800 (g)

  • Category: Mechanics
  • Hauch number: A50
  • Inventory number: 3660
  • Danish Instrument Inventory number: 1559
  • Literature:
  • Nollet, J. A.: 1,03309
  • Sigaud de Lafond : 1,0701
  • Martinus van Marum: 46
  • The King George III Collection: M63
  • Cataloque of Mechanical Instruments, Museo di Storia della Scienza, Firenze: 2,057
  • Sully(1726);


    Desaguliers(1734); XVIII, fig. 8;


    Gallon(1735) iii, 95; iv 75-8;

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