Ladle machine, 1754

Stephen Demainbray taught George III when he was the Prince of Wales, and was fortunate enough to be chosen to look after the king's collection many years later. In the intervening time, Demainbray had to make a living by touring with his apparatus and giving lectures. In 1753 he went to France, where he had copies made of some machinery he saw there. One of the devices was this ladle machine which lifts water by means of a series of ladles when the handle is turned.
 
Currently on display in:
Science in the 18th Century
Year made :
1754
Inventory number :
1927-1642