Hand-book of Natural Philosophy and Astronomy Second Course

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Taylor, Walton and Maberly, 1852
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Excellent tome for all things physical and astronomical and puzzicle. A highly recommended read, but set sure intent as the words are many, the subjects deep, and the thoughts so grand.


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Page 222 - The thread is fixed at the top to a small windlass t, by which the needle can be raised or lowered, and the whole is included in a glass cage, to preserve the apparatus from the disturbance of the air. Upon this glass cage, which is cylindrical, is a graduated circle dd!, which measures the angle through which the needle is deflected.
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