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harmonograph Drawing Machines

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The Harmonograph A harmonograph is a mechanical drawing device that shows the relationship between weight intervals. The vibrating frequency of an object has a direct connection with its physical proportions.

The Harmonograph A harmonograph is a mechanical drawing device that shows the relationship between weight intervals. The vibrating frequency of an object has a direct connection with its physical proportions.

Harmonograph, 1909. The Harmonograph was originally invented in the 1870s as a means of analysing vibrations, and was particularly useful for the study of sound (!).

Harmonograph by Messrs. Newton & co. image courtesy of Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Harmonograph Light Painting 3 by anderspace, via Flickr

Harmonograph Light Painting 3 by anderspace, via Flickr

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