Drawings of tools

Made:
1857-1858
part of archive:
The Babbage Papers
maker:
Babbage, Charles

This set of 19 drawings concern a 'Universal Machine Tool' developed by Babbage in 1857 - 1858.

Babbage was interested in the design of machine tools used to construct his engines. There are numerous sketches relating to machine tools and tooling in his note books and in a number of drawings. The great adaptability of the 'Universal Machine Tool' indicates it was perhaps designed more for the gentleman amateur rather than as a rigid production tool.

Details

Extent:
19 drawings
Identifier:
BAB/E
System of Arrangement:

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