Saturday, 6 December 2014

Thomas Sopwith's wooden geological teaching models

Thomas Sopwith was an engineer and surveyor. He used his experience of being the son of, and apprentice to a builder and cabinet maker, and produced a number of wooden geological teaching models. 

Wooden geological model (number VIII from the 4 inch set), for illustrating geological rock structures

The different types of wood represent different geological formations, highlighting the orientation of mineral veins and coal seams under the ground. The models are based on measurements of mining districts from the North of England.

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