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George Adams, sketch of the machine for experiments on a pendulum moved by a spring, in ‘Instructions to the illustrator’ of the mechanics manuscript, Science Museum archives MS 203/2, Plate 55. Pen and ink with fragments of engraving (from Mathematical Elements, Vol. 1, including Plate 25 above) glued onto paper, 209 x 164 mm, 1761 (compare Morton and Wess, 1993, pp 199, 355).