Hodge, Arthur, fl1814 - 1822 (naval instrument maker)
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Acknowledging receipt of his letters and proposals but questioning their relevance to the longitude problem.
Acknowledging receipt of his letters and stating that his proposals had to be examined by the Board before any advance payment would be made.
An extract from 'Commerce and Freedom' regarding a boat with wheels, with drawings of the same.
Printed copy of a journal by Arthur Hodge.
Letter to the Board of Longitude originally enclosing a sketch drawing of his perpetual log. Also additional copy of the same letter, dated 29 October, with an addendum by Hodge. The drawings are at [RGO 14/31: 244-255].
Concerning his proposals for finding longitude.
Enclosing papers marked 'an explanation of the tables with the square and circle', and 'particulars of the tide table'.
On squaring the circle.
Enquiring about the possibility of receiving an advance payment by the Board to test his proposals at sea.
Thanking him for putting his proposals before the Board of Longitude.
Enclosing explanatory papers, tide tables, and a drawing of a 'marine watch' [RGO 14/39: 195].
Enclosing a description and drawing of his 'dumb compass', with explanatory tables and charts.
Providing an update on the progress of his work.
With an index of names.
Enquiring whether he could submit a drawing and description of his invention of a perpetual log before the Board. He states that his log was 'of the most simple kind, cheap, easy and convenient', but first had to be regulated.
Letters from Hodge to Captain Thomas Hurd enclosing proposals on squaring the circle, tide tables, a dumb compass, a copy of his printed meteorological journal and related material, with two copy replies from the Admiralty Office. The letters were addressed from 12 Bells, Bride Lane, Fleet Street. For papers relating to Hodge's invention of a perpetual log, see [RGO 14/31: 238-245].
Printed list of sundry manuscripts and inventions which were for sale from Hodges. Items for sale include papers on his 'new and easy Mode for keeping a Reckoning of Longitude by the Watch', and on inventions ranging from a butter pot to an iron table for pressing out the juices of potatoes and yams.
Marked 'rec[eived] 30 May from God knows who'.
Two copies of a sketch of Hodge's Perpetual Log, with an accompanying description. Originally enclosed in a letter from Hodge to the Board of Longitude [RGO 14/31: 241-243].
- London 18