On the Progress of Science as Exemplified in the Art of Weighing and Measuring: Being the Presidential Address Delivered Before the Washington Philosophical Society, December 10, 1887 : to which are Appended Some Historical Notes and a Bibliography
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Page lxxv - An account of experiments for determining the length of the pendulum vibrating seconds in the latitude of London.
Page lxxix - AR Results of the comparisons of the standards of length of England, Austria, Spain, United States, Cape of Good Hope, and of a second Russian Standard, made at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton.
Page xlv - It was made about the year 1668, and would doubtless have become the scientific standard of France had it not unfortunately disappeared before the degree measurements of the eighteenth century were begun. The second toise copied from the 6talon of the Chatelet Rl for scientific purposes was that used by Messrs.
Page lxxvii - THE SCIENCE OF WEIGHING AND MEASURING, AND THE STANDARDS OF MEASURE AND WEIGHT. By HW CHISHOLM, Warden of the Standards. With numerous Illustrations. Crown 8vo.
Page lxxiv - X 10}". pp. 468. 12 — 1759. Report from the Committee appointed (upon the first day of Dec., 1758) to inquire into the original standards of weights and measures in this Kingdom, and to consider the laws relating thereto.
Page lxxvii - of a letter from the Comptroller General of the Exchequer to the Treasury, dated 3 June, 1863, transmitting a report on the Exchequer standards of weight and measure, dated 27 April, 1863, by Mr. Chisholm, chief clerk in the office of the Comptroller General of the Exchequer; together with a copy of his report: " and, of a memorandum by the Astronomer Royal, dated 24 April, 1862, containing notes for the Committee on Weights and Measures, 1862. 51 pp. (Contains a complete descriptive list of all...
Page lxxiv - Reports from Committees of the House of Commons, which have been printed by order of the House, and are not inserted in the Journals.
Page lxxiii - An account of a comparison lately made by some gentlemen of the Royal Society, of the standard of a yard, and the several weights lately made for their use ; with the original standards of measures and weights in the Exchequer, and some others kept for public use, at Guild-hall, Founders-hall, the Tower, etc.
Page xlviii - ... 0'06° F. if it is of brass, or to 0'09° F. if it is of iron. To get thermometers that will indicate their own temperature to that degree of accuracy is by no means easy, but to determine the temperature of a bar from their readings is far more difficult. Again, we imagine the length of our standards to follow their temperature rigorously, but what proof is there that such is the case? If we determine the freezing point of an old thermometer, then raise it to the temperature of boiling water,...