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    This article tells the story of the Science Museum’s role in an exhibition at the Royal Academy, London, in 1952, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, and in particular in displaying mechanical models based on Leonardo’s drawings.

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    This is a study of the positive relationship between James Short and John Harrison, set in two eighteenth-century contexts: the notion of individual aptitude or ‘genius’ unspoilt by education or training; and the problem of how individual ability might be captured and formulated as public knowledge.

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    In 1761–62, King George III commissioned a group of philosophical instruments from the London instrument-maker George Adams. This article traces Adams’s techniques of borrowing and adapting printed instrument designs, as he produced this spectacular collection.

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    A critical review of the publication 'Perfect Mechanics: Instrument Makers at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century', by Richard Sorrenson

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    Review of the exhibition 'Scholar, courtier, magician: the lost library of John Dee ' at the Royal College of Physicians

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    An introduction to one of the star objects in Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, an electronic storm surge modelling machine.

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