Brass sector by George Adams, 1756-1760.
Image number: 10328297
A nine inch brass sector, by George Adams; engraved 'Improv'd and made by Geo. Adams, Mathm. Inst. Maker to His Royal Highness, George Prince of Wales, London'. Sectors were used in calculations involving proportion. They are composed of two flat arms hinged together that can be adjusted to form any angle. Each arm is engraved with logarithmic and trigonometrical lines, which radiate from the centre of the hinge.
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- Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
- Date taken:
- 21 October 2003 10:09
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- Science Museum