Found in 31 Collections and/or Records:
Comparisons of individual experimental standard bars made from bronze, brass, copper and iron at various regulated temperatures and as recorded by R. Sheepshanks.
Comparisons of bars made by R. Sheepshanks for the Standards Commission. The bars were of different metals and alloys, and in some cases it appears that expansion rates were being measured. There is also a proposal by R. Sheepshanks for the construction of end-bars.
Comparisons of bars made by R. Sheepshanks and W. Simms for the Standards Commission. The bars were of different metals and alloys, and in some cases scales and end-bars were used. Some of the papers are disordered.
Official and general correspondence on standards. The correspondents include Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, Professor W.H. Miller, Major General E. Sabine, Lord Wrottesley, W. Airy, W. De La Rue, Admiral Manners and Professor Wackenbath. The volume includes minutes of the first meeting of the Standards Commission; the first report of the Standards Commission; and papers on the decimal system of money.
Official and general correspondence on standards, including correspondence on the 'International Commission of the Metre'; a paper describing a 'New subdivided Standard Yard and Comparing Apparatus for the use of Local Inspectors of Weights and Measures'; and a paper by M. Fizeau on the determination of the co-efficient of linear expansion of F. Baily's metal using his expansion measuring apparatus.
Correspondence on printing and accounts relating to the Standards Commission. The volume includes a printed memoir from Airy titled 'Account of the construction of the New National Standard of Length, and of its principal copies'; 'Catalogue of a portion of the Library of the late Stanesby Alchorne'; columns of numbers for 'Airy's Gauging scale'; and a copy of a letter by Sir Isaac Newton from 'The Daily Courant', 30 December 1717, on the value of the sovereign.
Official and general correspondence with the Warden of the Standards and with Jacobi, Mathieu, W.H. Miller and O. Struve regarding standards. The volume includes lists of figures for 'Airy's cyclinder gauging scale', photographs 'of the original attestation of Deposit of the Original Standards of the Metre and Kilogram', and printed papers and letters on the International Standards Commission.
Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: F. Baily, C.R.D. Bethune, F. Gilbert, Sir J.F.W. Herschel, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.G.S. Lefevre, W.H. Miller, the Marquis of Northampton, the Revd G. Peacock, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley. The volume includes copies of printed papers from the Standards Commission and several diagrams of spirit barrels.
Correspondence with the following members of the Standards Commission: Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.G.S. Lefevre, Sir J.W. Lubbock, J.C. Miller, the Revd G. Peacock, the Earl of Rosse, the Revd R. Sheepshanks and Lord Wrottesley.
Confidential documents issued by the Warden of the Standards to the Standards Commission. The volume also includes a list of American standards sent to England in 1843; newspaper and magazine cuttings; papers on Indian weights and measures; papers on a decimal system; reports of the Warden of the Standards; and parliamentary bills and acts.
RGO 62 contains papers regarding the establishment and regulation of standards of weights and measures. There are minutes, reports and evidence of the Standards Commission and Select Committees; copies of Acts of Parliament; and letters and documents discussing weights and measures.
Printed papers on standards, including English Acts of Parliament; conversion tables for Scottish Measures; Russian, Bavarian and Sardinian Laws concerning weights and measures; and newspaper cuttings. There are also unprinted petitions, reports and comparisons, including petitions from the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce, and a draft of a former bill (1758) relating to weights and measures.
Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission. There are also summons to meetings and papers circulated with the summons, including suggestions of standards, with annotated remarks; a draft and the report of the Commissioners; and letters to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Official correspondence and rough and neat minutes of the Standards Commission, with summons to meetings. The volume includes all correspondence on the distribution of the standards authenticated by Act of Parliament, the changing of the manner of charging the customs duties from per 112 lbs to 110 lbs, and correspondence with the Treasury on accounts and printing. There are also letters from astronomers, including Sir J.F.W. Herschel, J.F. Encke and T. Maclear.