A Protean system of apparatus: Robert Willis and the material invention of mechanism

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Abstract

This paper analyses the demonstration apparatus created by Robert Willis, Jacksonian Professor at the University of Cambridge, and his efforts to institutionalize its use beyond Cambridge in the mid nineteenth century
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRobert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the Nineteenth Century
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the International Symposium held in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16th - 17th September 2016
EditorsAlexandrina Buchanan, James W. P. Campbell, Javier Giron, Santiago Huerta
Place of PublicationMadrid
PublisherInstituto Juan de Herrera
Pages53-73
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)978-84-946000-0-5
Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2016
EventConference: Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the 19th Century - Cambridge , United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Sep 201617 Sep 2016
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Publication series

NameTexts on the Theory and History of Constructions
PublisherInstituto Juan de Herrera

Conference

ConferenceConference: Robert Willis
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period16/09/1617/09/16
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Marsden, B. (2016). A Protean system of apparatus: Robert Willis and the material invention of mechanism. In A. Buchanan, J. W. P. Campbell, J. Giron, & S. Huerta (Eds.), Robert Willis: Science, Technology and Architecture in the Nineteenth Century: Proceedings of the International Symposium held in Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge UK, 16th - 17th September 2016 (pp. 53-73). (Texts on the Theory and History of Constructions). Madrid: Instituto Juan de Herrera.