Centrifugal Force Demonstrator

Centrifugal Force Demonstrator

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Description
Robinson’s Centrifugal Force Machine was designed for the quantitative measurement of centrifugal force. The “PYE & Co. CAMBRIDGE” inscription on this example refers to an instrument firm that was founded in 1896 by William Pye, superintendent of the Cavendish Laboratory workshop. Thomas Allen White Robinson was an assistant manager of the firm.
Ref: Thomas Allen White Robinson, “A Piece of Apparatus or Machine for Measuring the Centrifugal Force of a Weight Revolving at Various Speeds and at Various Distances from the Axis of Rotation,” British Patent 14,789 (application dated June 11, 1911).
W. G. Pye & Co., Catalogue of Scientific Apparatus (Cambridge, 1914). P. 32.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Whirling Table
maker
Pye Limited
place made
United Kingdom: England, Cambridge
Measurements
overall: 8 1/8 in x 27 1/4 in x 9 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 69.215 cm x 24.13 cm
ID Number
PH.319245
catalog number
319245
accession number
235478
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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