A model of a shaft governor, made by G. Cussons, Manchester, England, circa 1914.

George Cussons set up a business in 1876 for manufacture of educational and scientific apparatus, address unknown. By 1886, he was working from 104 Great Clowes Street, Manchester. About 1910 an additional building was erected at backing onto John Street. Later he acquired offices and showrooms on the Strand, London. The range of equipment made expanded to include many types of mechanical and lab apparatus. His son took over the business in 1923.

Physical Description

Long rectangular varnished wooden base with metal wheel and crank attached to moveable wooden blocks.

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