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Collecting and restoring scientific instruments / Ronald Pearsall.

New York : Arco Pub. Co., c1974.
ISBN 0668034912, 9780668034913

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
WRLC Shared Collections Facility
QC53 .P37 Off-site
Subjects Equipment and Supplies -- history.
Physical instruments -- Collectors and collecting.
Physical instruments -- History.
Science -- history.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Collectors and collecting.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Directories -- 18th century.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Directories -- 19th century.
Scientific apparatus and instruments -- History.
Description 278 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (p. 268-271) and index.
Contents Surveying instruments: Groma; Astrolabe; Waywiser; Odometer; Pedometer; Measuring chain; Measuring rod; Theodolite; Circumferentor; Cross staff; Optical square; Vernier scale; Graphometer; Quadrant; Octant; Common theodolite; Plane tabling; Sector; Altazimuth theodolite; Levels; Division engines; Repeating circle; Compasses -- Navigational instruments: Compass; Cross staff; Mariner's astrolabe; Nocturnal; Octant; Sextant; Artificial horizon; Chronometer; Station pointer; Hydrometer; Distance-finder -- Dials: Temporary hours; Equinoctial hours; Diptych dial; Butterfield dial; Ring dial; Crescent dial; Equinoctial dial; Spherical dial -- Telescopes: Refracting telescope; Chromatic aberration; Compound eyepiece; Reflecting telescope; Types of mirror; Achromatic lens; Army telescope; Clock-work drive; Silvered-glass mirror -- Spheres and orreries: Celestial globe; Gore; Armillary sphere; Terrestrial globe; Orrery; Pocket globe -- Spectroscopes: Spectroscopy; Spectroscope; Spectroscope with camera; Use with Bunsen burner; Small direct-vision spectroscope; Micro-spectroscope -- Microscopes: Simple microscope; Compass microscope; Screw-barrel microscope; Lieberkühn; Compound microscope; Use of adjusting screw; Cuff microscope; Achromatic objective; Binocular microscope; Solar microscope; Reflecting microscope; Lever stage movement -- Barometers: Torricellian experiment; Cistern barometer; Siphon barometer; Wheel barometer; Two-liquid barometer; Diagonal barometer; Folded barometer; Conical barometer; Three- and four-liquid barometer; Baroscope; Portable barometer; Marine barometer; Fortin barometer; Aneroid barometer -- Thermometers: Galileo's thermoscope; Liquid-in-glass thermometer; Clinical thermometer; Fluorescent thermometer; Mercury-in-steel thermometer; Adjustable-range thermometer; Gas- and vapour-pressure thermometers; Bimetallic thermometer; electrical-resistance thermometer; Byström's pyrometer; Hot-blast pyrometer -- Precision balances: Suspended balance; Harrison balance; Ramsden balance; Pneumatic balance; Spring balance -- Drawing instruments: T-square; Set square; Parallel ruler; Protractor; Compasses; Beam compasses; Bow compasses ; Dividers; Pantograph -- Surgical instruments: Scalpel; Surgical saw; Needle-holder; Forceps; Retractors; Scissors; Probes; Ophthalmoscope; Laryngoscope; Lithotrite; Tonsillotome; Ophthalmometer; Inhaler; Electrolysis; Cautery, Cystoscope; Urethroscope -- Materials and manufacture of scientific instruments: Ivory; Gold and silver; Wood; Copper printing plates; Brass; Metals; Silver plating; Electroplating; Instrument makers; Machine tools; Lathes; Screws; Turret lathe; Accurate scales -- Cleaning and renovation of scientific instruments: Cleaning brass and copper; Lacquering gilding; Renovation of other metals; Cleaning wood; Treating veneers; Removal and application of veneers; Ageing of new wood; Coverings; Mirrors; Lenses; Mechanical repairs -- Glossary of scientific instruments -- Notes on prices -- Eighteenth-century instrument makers -- Scientific-instrument makers of London in 1843 and 1894.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)ocm01062510
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