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Comparisons of standard bars, 1834 - 1844

Reference Code: GBR/0180/RGO 6/350

Scope and Contents

Comparisons of various standard bars. The volume begins with R. Sheepshanks' notes on antiquarian measures and on the standards. There are his observations, calculations, corrections and comparisons of various standard bars held by Parliament, the Royal Astronomical Society and individuals, and also comparisons of standard bars by F. Baily. Their prime concern is with variations of length at different temperatures. The volume also includes F. Baily's detailed comparisons of various bars and R. Sheepshanks' extrapolations from these comparisons.


  • Creation: 1834 - 1844


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1 volume(s) (1 volume)

Language of Materials


Former / Other Reference


Finding aid date

2006-01-06 11:41:07+00:00

Includes index.

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