The mechanical paradox, France 1850.

FRANCE 1850 ca.

A Wunderkammer object: the mechanical paradox. It consists in a double cone, which is able to climb up along an inclined plane. The double cone rises when the slope of the inclined plane is smaller than the product given by the tangent of half the cone’s angle and the tangent of half the angle of slide’s opening. Mahogony ebony and oak wood France 1850 ca.

10” – 29 CM H 31,5” – 80 CM L 16 “ – 41 CM D

REF: D643

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