John Goldingham

Observations for ascertaining the length of the Pendulum at Madras in the East Indies,... with the conclusions drawn from the same.

Catalogue no: 1501
Dewey No: 681.1124 Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): John Goldingham
Total pages: 43 Illustrations: 1 Language(s): English Publication date: 1822
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 270mm x 210mm Condition: Good, first page slightly dirty
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The author describes the experiments carried out using a regulator timepiece with grid-iron pendulum by Haswell, together with apparatus designed for such experiments by Captain Kater.

Detailed descriptions given as to how the clock and apparatus were set up together with an excellent engraving showing the clock with the experiments taking place.

Thirty pages of charts giving precise details of the performance of the clock over the period of a month, readings of barometric pressure, temperature and humidity, and conclusions reached.

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