Model 'Maximum machine', before 1753.
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.
- King George III
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