Centrifugal Force Demonstrator

Centrifugal Force Demonstrator

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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.
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Object Name
Whirling Table
Pye Limited
place made
United Kingdom: England, Cambridge
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
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Science & Scientific Instruments
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National Museum of American History
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