Rittenhouse Vol. 1 No. 3 (Issue 3): Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise May 1987
first editionStaplebound wraps
1987·Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and MA
by Kidwell, Peggy A. ; Liebhold, Peter ; Rudd, M. Eugene ; Simmons, Linda ; Rubin, Jack ; Kamrass, Murray; Deborah Jean Warner (contributors); Deborah Jean Warner (editor)
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and MA: David & Yola Coffeen and Raymond V. Giordano, 1987. First Edition. Staplebound wraps. Near Fine. First Edition. Pgs 61-92. 8vo. Wraps. Illustrated. A bright clean copy. Staplebound wraps. Scholarly Journal on Scientific Instruments. (May 1987). Contents: James Prentice's Rectangular Protractor by PEGGY A. KIDWELL, The Surveyor's Compass by DEBORAH JEAN WARNER, Tintype by PETER LIEBHOLD, Three Early American Surveying Compasses by M. EUGENE RUDD, David Wiley and His Electrostatic Machine by LINDA SIMMONS, Updating Historical $ and L Data to Current Values by JACK RUBIN, On Rods, Roods, Perches and Poles: Linear Measuring with Chains and Tapes by MURRAY KAMRASS. The Rittenhouse Journal of the Scientific Enterprise was a journal that aimed to increase and diffuse knowledge about scientific instruments made and/or sold in the US and the Americas. Throughout its 23 years of publication (and a total of 70 issues), the journal covered areas including mathematical, optical and philosophical instruments, chemical, physical and electrical apparatus, sundials and globes; and time periods from the 17th to the mid-20th century. (Inventory #: 25579)
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