@article{Mills1984NoteOT,
title={Note on the Braikenridge-Maclaurin theorem},
author={Stella Mills},
journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
year={1984},
volume={38},
pages={235 - 240}
}

In the Mathematical Gazette for 1915, there was a paper (1) of Charles Tweedie, which included an account of the Braikenridge-MacLaurin Theorem: if the sides of a polygon are restricted to pass through fixed points while all the vertices but one lie on fixed straight lines, the free vertex describes a conic section or a straight line. While the account gave a good elucidation of the* mathematical problems surrounding the discovery of the theorem, some MS. letters of Colin MacLaurin indicate… Expand

The Scottish scientist Colin Maclaurin (1698–1746) is mainly known as a mathematician who focused on pure mathematics. But during his life he was interested in the application of mathematics in all… Expand