PHD: 'Specimens of the work of spiral and oval drawing machine'

Made:
1850
maker:
Desvignes, Peter Hubert

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A folder containing 26 sheets of paper, each bear one drawing; 12 sheets bear drawings numbered 1-35, 45-53, 81-142. In 1827 English architect and engineer Peter Hubert Desvignes developed his "Speiragraph", a machine to create elaborate spiral drawings, intended to prevent bank note forgeries. Later, mathematician Bruno Abakanowicz invented the Spirograph between 1881 and 1900.

Details

Extent:
245
190
Identifier:
MS/0467