Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753.

Made:
1740-1753

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Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
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Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Model of a maximum machine

Model 'maximum' machine, before 1753. The machine was designed by J. T. Desaguliers in the early 1740s. It measured the maximum of a man's power to raise water. In the full-sized version, a bucket was filled from the well in the base while a man ran up the steps. The man then stood on the platform which descended, lifting the bucket. The bucket emptied itself by catching on a hook at the top, the man ran up the steps again while the bucket descended and refilled. This process was repeated all day.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1634
Materials:
brass, oak
type:
maximum machines
credit:
King's College, London
status:
Loan

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