Henry Foster

Account of experiments made with an invariable pendulum at the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, and at Port Bowen, on the eastern side of Prince Regent's Inlet

Catalogue no: 1520
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henry Foster
Total pages: 70 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1826
Editor: Publisher: Royal Society
Dimensions: 270mm x 210mm Condition: Good
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An account of experiments to determine the acceleration of the Pendulum in different latitudes

Pages extracted from the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society journal and bound separately between brown paper covers.

This account is one of several similar experiments around this date to record the performance of a pendulum clock and determine the length of a pendulum vibrating seconds at different latitudes.  Frequent reference is made to others who have worked in this field, eg. Captain Henry Keter ( who assisted with preparations for this experiment), Basil Hall, Sir Thomas Brisbane, Mr Goldingham and Captain Sabine.

Room location: Library Extension Cabinet: F Shelf: 5
Search terms: Pendulums, Precision Timekeeping
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