Circular instrument dividing engine.

Made:
1842 in Fleet Street
maker:
Simms, William

Circular instrument dividing engine made by William Simms, London, England in 1842 has been modified over time (wooden stand made at the Science Museum, 1954). The cast gunmetal, 46-inch dividing plate, with 4320 divisions on a inlaid silver ring is signed and dated, ‘Troughton & Simms, London, 1842’. The engine is similar to that made by Edward Troughton in 1793.

Details

Category:
Industrial Metrology
Object Number:
1953-447
type:
circular dividing engine
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • dividing engine
credit:
Cooke, Troughton and Simms Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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