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'Instrument designed to be of use, where the motion of the objects, or any Circumstance occasioning an unsteadiness in the common Instruments, renders the Observations difficult or uncertain'
Three pages of original figures attached
Read to the Royal Society on 13 May 1731

Reference number
RBO/17/72
Earliest possible date
1731
Page extent
14 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Description of a new instrument for taking angles by John Hadley, 1731, RBO/17/72, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/rbo_17_72/description-of-a-new-instrument-for-taking-angles-by-john-hadley, accessed on 26 May 2024

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