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Tide predicting machine, by Sir William Thomson in 1876. Location: Science Museum, London. Photo: William M. Connolley, 2005/02.

The accompanying plaque says: this, the first full sized machine for predicting tides, combined ten tidal components (one pulley for each componenet). It could trace the heights of the tides for one year in about four hours.

See-also, esp. figure 132.




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