Working model of William Froude's hull-model shaping machine

Made:
1872-1956 in United Kingdom
inventor:
William Froude

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Working model, scale 1:8, of William Froude's hull-model shaping machine (1872), used to create hull models out of parrafin-wax, on wood base, by R.J. Harrington, British, 1872-1956. Machine works from the lines drawings of the vessels to be created.

Details

Category:
Froude
Object Number:
1956-65
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), lead (metal), mahogany (wood), paper (fibre product), plywood, steel (metal), wax, wood (unidentified)
type:
model - representation
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
credit:
Harrington Hudson, R.J.

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