Rittenhouse Vol. 1 No. 2 (Issue 2): Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise Feb 1987
first editionStaplebound wraps
1987·Hastings-on-Hudson, NY and MA
by Bedini, Silvio A. ; Good, Gregory A. ; Kamrass, Murray ; Greenslade, Thomas B. Jr. ; Coffeen, Yola, Liebhold, Peter (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 29-60. 8vo. Wraps. Illustrated. A bright clean copy. Staplebound wraps. Scholarly Journal on Scientific Instruments. (Feb 1987). Contents: Roland Houghton's "New Theodolate" by SILVIO A. BEDINI, The Unseen Magnetic Forces of the Eart and the Forgotten Instruments of their Revelation by GREGORY A. GOOD, Science and Technology in 19th Century America: The Case STudy of William Bond & Son of Boston, Aluminum Transits by MURRAY KAMRASS, Apparatus for Natural Philosophy: Volta's Pistol by THOMAS B. GREENSLADE, JR, The Reference Shelf by YOLA COFFEEN, and Dagurreotype Portrait by PETER LIEBHOLD. 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 #: 25580)
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