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Account of Captain Scoresby's Magnetical Discoveries, and of his Magnetimeter and Chronometrical Compass

Catalogue no: 1482
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 14 Illustrations: 2 Language(s): English Publication date: 1823
Editor: Publisher: Edinburgh Philosophical Journal
Dimensions: 210mm x 140mm Condition: Good
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Pages extracted from this journal and bound separately between paper covers.

First part of this pamphlet, pp. 41-50, concern Scoresby's experiments with magnetism.

Final pages are concerned with the effects of magnetism on chronometers and their rate.  One solution given is to mount the chronometer on a "Chronometrical Compass" which always keeps them in the same position at sea, with respect to the magnetic meridian.

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Journal of a Voyage to The East Indies in the Ship Grenville, Captain Burnet Abercombie, in the year 1775

Catalogue no: 1481
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Alexander Dalrymple
Total pages: 29 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: c.1776
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 220mm x 170mm Condition: Good
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Bound in paper covers.

Consists of a series of pull-out charts detailing such things as latitude and longitude and weather reports.

On p. 390 is a brief paragraph on the method of determining longitude;  "The correct longitude from Greenwich deduced from the time-keeper corrected by the sight of lands ..." etc.

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Definitive Method of Calculating, Sizing, or Proportioning the Diameters or Semidiameters of Wheels Which Are Intended To Turn Each Other By Teeth

Catalogue no: 1464
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Joseph Brewer
Total pages: 62 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1816
Editor: Publisher: The Author
Dimensions: 220mm x 150mm Condition: Good, slight staining
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Includes, "Tables for Proportioning the Diameters of Wheels, in Clock or Watch-Work, Mill-Work. and Other Kinds of Machinery, with Remarks, &c."

Printed by J. Wilcockson, Chronicle-Office, Market-Place, Preston.

A few pages cover the general principles of toothed gears (spelled geers), "to shew the method of calculating, sizing, or proportioning the diameters or semidiameters of wheels that are to work together in clock or watch work, millwright work, or other machinery; which is equally applicable to spur, mitre, or bevel geers, ...".

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Calendrier Gregorien

Catalogue no: 1461
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Unknown
Total pages: 4 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1900
Editor: Publisher: Unknown
Dimensions: 270mm x 180mm Condition: Very fragile, some tears and dog-eared
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Calendrier Gregorien Complet embrassant la periode de 1582-2093.

Includes 3 tables;

Tableau 1. (Nomenclature)

Tableau 11. (Calendrier Perpetuel)

Tableau 111. (Fetes Mobile)

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Machine A Mesurer Le Rendement Des Vis. Origines De La Vis Et Des Engrenages

Catalogue no: 1445
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Ch. Fremont
Total pages: 28 Illustrations: 27 Language(s): French Publication date: 1910
Editor: H. Dunod Et E. Pinat Publisher: Ecole Nationale Superieure Des Mines
Dimensions: 310mm x 220mm Condition: Reasonable, slightly dog-eared, pages yellowing
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Beginning in Ancient Egypt, a history of screws, screw cutting and threads

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La Vis. Son Origine- Son Evolution

Catalogue no: 1443
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henri Garnier
Total pages: 19 Illustrations: 10 Language(s): French Publication date: 1933
Editor: Publisher: Societe D'Etudes de la Province de Cambrai
Dimensions: 255mm x 165mm Condition: Good, cover with some dirt, pages yellowing
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A history of the screw and screw thread from the Ancient World to the 18th century. Subtitled "La Vis a bois a deux filets" Complement au travail de Charles Fremont A well illustrated work although some photographs a little bizarre. Eg. "Planche 2 - Positions Successives D'Un Escargot Qu'On Extrait de sa Coquille"
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Des Automates Du XVIIIe Siecle Aux Machines Automatiques Modernes

Catalogue no: 1412
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Alfred Chapuis
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 7 Language(s): French Publication date: c.1930
Editor: Publisher: La Science et la Vie
Dimensions: 250mm x 165mm Condition: Good
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Pages taken from the journal, "La Science et la Vie" and stapled within a card cover by Ilbert. Article concerns various automata mechanisms including the latest electro-magnetic examples. Two examples of horological interest; 1. Pendule a automates executee par Emile Wick, a Bale (1860) et representant un coin du vieux Bale 2. Montre a Atomates du debut du XIXe Siecle, representant une cuisine campagnarde
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Clefs de Pendules et de Montres

Catalogue no: 1411
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Mathieu Planchon
Total pages: 5 Illustrations: 4 Language(s): French Publication date: 28 Juin, 1902
Editor: Publisher: La Nature
Dimensions: 300mm x 205mm Condition: Cover tired and separated from journal inside.
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Some pages from the magazine "La Nature", issue No. 1518 Article concerns watch keys from the 17th to 19th century and in the 4 separate fillustrations, 42 examples are shown Also, in a previous article on the subject of "Photographie Stereoscopique", details of how to photograph watches using this technique are given. With 4 illustrations
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Memoire sur La Sphere Mechanique du Monde

Catalogue no: 1399
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Adam d'Ostia-Ostaszewski
Total pages: 39 Illustrations: 0 Language(s): English Publication date: 1894
Editor: The Author Publisher: Cracovie
Dimensions: 250mm x 170mm Condition: Fragile and yellowed. Cover spine torn, pages slightly dog-eared
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Transcript of lecture "Presente a l'Academie au mois de Decembre 1894". Opening sentence reads; "J'ai l'honneur d'exposer a l'academie une decouverte scientifique: celle d'une spere mecanique du monde que j'ai reussi a construire d'apres les fragments des philosophes Pythagoriciens." Describes this and other spheres including their historical background. Ends with an Appendice of 1900 under the following headings; Preuve Mechanique Preuve Mathematique Preuve Historique
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L'Astrolabe Lineaire D'Al-Tusi

Catalogue no: 1394
Dewey No: Subject(s): Courtenay Ilbert Archive
Author(s): Henri Michel
Total pages: 7 Illustrations: 3 Language(s): French Publication date: 1943
Editor: Publisher: Editions L'Avenir
Dimensions: 240mm x 190mm Condition: Good
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A separately printed extract fro the bulletin "Ciel et Terr", no. 3-4, 1943 A short work on this astralabe divided into sections under the following headings; Trace de L'Astralabe D'Al-Tusi Usage de L'Astralabe Lineaire Mesure de la Hauteur du Soleil Mesure de l'arc diurne Determination de l'heure
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