Peters, Christian August Friedrich, 1806 - 1880 (astronomer)
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Correspondence on the rates of, repairs to, damage to, ownership of, conversions to, and carriage of various chronometers. The volume covers the Burdett-Coutts prize essay for a compensation balance; problems with the Portsmouth sidereal clock; and proposals for a new electric turret clock at the University of London. The correspondents include F.J.O. Evans, H.C.G. Rümker, C.A.F. Peters, G.H. Richards, C. Wheatstone, C.V. Walker and W.B. Carpenter.
Correspondence with tradesmen, initials N-W, including letters from opticians; booksellers; stationers; engineers; and instrument makers. The correspondents include C.A.F. Peters and E. Sabine. There is a price list for writing on architecture and engineering; a diagram of the breech end of a telescope; and ten plans from Ransome and Sims of galvanic rings for the polar axis, a holdfast for the Dome, clamps and slow-motion apparatus for the Hour Circle, an observer's chair, etc.
Correspondence with tradesmen, including letters from bookbinders; booksellers; glass manufacturers; coal merchants; builders; engineers; and instrument makers. The correspondents include C.A.F. Peters and E. Sabine. There is a diagram showing the universal joints on the hand-gear for slow motion of the polar frame on the equatorial instrument at Greenwich, and a notice of the publication of an atlas by Sir H. James.
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