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Figure 18

Ink sketch of a machine for central forces

George Adams, sketch of the machine for central forces in his ‘Instructions to the illustrator’ of the mechanics manuscript. Ink on paper, 248 x 192 mm, 1761, Science Museum archives MS 203/2, Plate 52 (Morton and Wess, 1993, pp 350–1).