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Edwin Alabone’s Cycloids

Couldn’t find a lot more information about Poly-Cyclo-Epicycloidal and other Geometric Curves by Edwin W. Alabone. The only copy available I saw was listed for 900 GBP! But it was signed. :-)

Here’s a site from a man who is interested in the machine. It was used to make currency plates that were hard to counterfeit. Lovely! The middle images are from his plate pictures.

Another reference is a Dutch artist who is fascinated by the art in the book. The bottom pictures are from him.

Alabone was a physician who was caught up in controversy over treatment of Tuberculosis, and had quite a sad last few years. May he rest in peace.