A Catalogue of Instruments and Models in the Possession of the American Philosophical Society

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List of Specimens by Catalogue Number
Page
58-1Mowing machine, model42
58-2Fireplace, model, 3 3/4 X 3 1/4 X 9 3/4"55
58-3""3 1/2 X 3 3/4 X 5 1/2"55
58-4""3 3/4 X 3 1/2 X 10"56
58-5""4 1/2 X 3 3/4 X 9 1/2"56
58-6""7 1/2 X 4 1/2 X 9"57
58-7Fireplace or stove, model57
58-8Furnace, locomotive boiler, model58
58-9Boat, paddle44
58-10Ship's log45
58-11Machine for pumping vessels at sea, model46
58-12Sextant46
58-13Sextant, pocket47
58-14Lifeboat, model47
58-15Ballot box, 12 x 7 x 10 1/2"36
58-16Ballot box, 13 1/2 X 7 1/2 X 11"37
58-17Blast furnace, model59
58-18Ballot box, 101/2 X 10 X 10"37
58-19Elevator, model37
58-20Hydraulic draw-gate, model38
58-21Pile driver, model39
58-22Carriage, wind-driven, model39
58-23Clock, astronomical, Rittenhouse49
58-24Telescope, astronomical transit, Rittenhouse10
58-25Telescope, achromatic, Dolland11
58-26Telescope, dialytical, Ploessl12
58-27Telescope, hand, Ploessl13
58-28Telescope, hand, Blunt13
58-29Model to illustrate the diurnal variation of magnetic de-
clination
13
58-30Theodolite, Heath15
58-31Sundial, Chinese tablet53
58-32Compass, surveyors, Potts and Rittenhouse15
58-33Compass, wooden pocket26
58-34Instrument for measuring the horizontal intensity of ter-
restrial magnetism
14
58-35Instrumen fort measuring the height of projections above
a surface
35
58-36Battery, electrical, of Leyden jars17
58-37Electric machine, globe from18

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Early Museums of Instruments and Models 1
  • The American Philosophical Society 4
  • I - Apparatus for Astronomy, Geodesy, And Surveying. 8
  • II - Electrical Apparatus 16
  • III - Geographical Apparatus and Models 21
  • IV - Meteorological Apparatus 24
  • V - Apparatus for Physical Science and Medicine 26
  • VI - Mathematical Instruments and Models 34
  • VII - Mechanical Models 36
  • VIII - Agricultural Machinery 42
  • IX - Ship Models and Nautical Instruments 44
  • X - Timekeeping 49
  • XI - Heating Appliances 54
  • XII - Apparatus for the Graphic Arts 60
  • List of Specimens by Catalogue Number 63
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