Rumford's cannon-boring apparatus.
2 9 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm

Rumford's cannon-boring apparatus.

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Using this equipment Count Rumford deduced that there was a definite relationship between work done and heat generated. Benjamin Thompson Rumford (1753-1814), the American scientist, contributed greatly to the development of the mechanical theory of heat.

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