Thomson's (Lord Kelvin) First Tide Predicting Machine, 1876

Made:
1876 in London
inventor:
William Thomson

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(Lord Kelvin) William Thomson's first tide-predicting machine, 1876. Built by A. Légé & Co., 20 Cross Street, Hatton
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

(Lord Kelvin) William Thomson's first tide-predicting machine, 1876. Built by A. Légé & Co., 20 Cross Street, Hatton
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

(Lord Kelvin) William Thomson's first tide-predicting machine, 1876. Built by A. Légé & Co., 20 Cross Street, Hatton
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London
British Association for the Advancement of Science. Enquiries to Science Museum, London

(Lord Kelvin) William Thomson's first tide-predicting machine, 1876. Built by A. Légé & Co., 20 Cross Street, Hatton Gardens, London.

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Category:
Geophysics
Object Number:
1876-1129
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), catgut, cord, iron, paper (fibre product), silver plated, steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
type:
tide predictor
credit:
British Association for the Advancement of Science (per Lord Kelvin)
status:
Loan

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