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Burattini describes an instrument consisting of a brass plate with two blades parallel to one another, 'each with seven brass nailes and beaten as much forward as backward; but before they are fastened, the blades must be hollowed'. The instrument also consists of 'two drawers [...] whose jonitures [jointures] enter exactly into the joniture of the two blades'. The instrument can be used to find the diameter of the planets. For original Italian paper, see CLP/8i/12.

Subject: Scientific apparatus and instruments / Astronomy

Reference number
CLP/8i/12a
Earliest possible date
17th Century
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
5 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Translated paper, 'Explication of the astronomical instrument, contrived by Signore Burattini in Poland' by Burattini, 17th Century, CLP/8i/12a, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_8i_12a/translated-paper-explication-of-the-astronomical-instrument-contrived-by-signore-burattini-in-poland-by-burattini, accessed on 29 May 2024

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