Ship's automatic roll recorder

Made:
1872 in Torquay
maker:
William Froude

William Froude's automatic roll recorder used to automatically record the rolling of ships at sea, first used on trials of the HMS 'Devastation' in 1873, devised and constructed by William Froude, Torquay, Torbay, Devon, England, 1872

This instrument was modified by Mr Froude in 1882 for trials of HMS Inflexible and a nyumber of other ships. It was last used in 1925 for trials on HMS Vixen [Eduard von Fischer 30/10/12]

Details

Category:
Froude
Object Number:
1941-6
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), cast iron, electrical components, glass, paper (fibre product), wood (unidentified)
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Board of Admiralty
status:
Permanent collection

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