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Copy paper, A contrivance for making the poles of the diurnal motion, in a calestial globe, pass round the poles of the ecliptick' by John Senex

Reference number: CLP/7ii/17

Date: 1738

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Senex explains that the poles of the diurnal motion of a celestial globe 'do not enter into the globe, but are affixed at one end, to two shoulders or arms of brass, at the distance of 23 degrees and an half from the poles of the ecliptick.' Includes a memo about Dr Latham informing the Society about a similar invention (referred to in CLP/7ii/18)

Subject: Cartography

Published in Philosophical Transactions as 'A contrivance to make the poles of the diurnal motion in a celestial globe pass round the poles of the ecliptic. Invented by John Senex, F. R. S. read at a meeting of the Royal Society, May 4. 1738'

Reference number
CLP/7ii/17
Earliest possible date
1738
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Ink on paper
Page extent
3 pages
Format
Manuscript

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John Senex

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John Senex, Copy paper, A contrivance for making the poles of the diurnal motion, in a calestial globe, pass round the poles of the ecliptick' by John Senex, 1738, CLP/7ii/17, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_7ii_17/copy-paper-a-contrivance-for-making-the-poles-of-the-diurnal-motion-in-a-calestial-globe-pass-round-the-poles-of-the-ecliptick-by-john-senex, accessed on 20 May 2024

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