Monday, March 15, 2010

Guess the Nation from the Instrument


This picture is from a museum of scientific instruments at Harvard (great small museum, by the way!).It shows three similar scientific instruments from about two centuries ago. One is American, one is British and one is French. Can you tell which is which?

4 comments:

Lindsay said...

I am really curious! My guess is: french, british, american (from left to right).

BenMc said...

Exactly! You win the prize of ... the satifaction of getting it right.

Somehow the one on the right makes me proud to be an American, it really does. :)

Lindsay said...

Yay! Somehow, the one on the far left is just so unmistakably french...

What is the machine?

Sean said...

Hmm, I am late to the party.

It just doesn't feel right putting down my guess knowing it is wrong, maybe next time :)