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description of a new instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq.

George Hadley

description of a new instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq.

for taking the latitude or other altitudes at sea : with directions for its use ...

by George Hadley

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Published by Printed by T. Wood, and sold by A. Nutt ... in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Scientific apparatus and instruments.,
  • Nautical instruments.,
  • Longitude.

  • Edition Notes

    By George Hadley, brother of John Hadley. Cf. ESTC.

    ContributionsHadley, John, 1682-1744
    The Physical Object
    Pagination30, [2] p., [1] fold, leaf of plates :
    Number of Pages30
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16851781M

    – Invented the reflecting octant which measured the altitude of the sun or of a star. – Hadley showed his new quadrant to theRoyal Society and published a description in his paper Description of a new instrument for taking angles which appeared in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society. hadleys instrument: an octant invented by John Hadley for measuring angles by reflection (Gerard L’Estrange Turner, Nineteenth-Century Scientific Instruments [], –5). A toise is a French unit of lineal measure roughly equal to meters or feet (OED description begins James A. H. Murray, J. A. Simpson, E. S. C. Weiner, and.

    Musical instrument, any device for producing musical sound. The principal types of such instruments, classified by the method of producing sound, are percussion, stringed, keyboard, wind, and electronic. Learn more about the characteristics and classification of musical instruments in this article. John W. B. Hadley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

    Lithograph from an original painting. In , Hadley became a Fellow of the Royal Society and was appointed vice-president in In , he invented the first Gregorian reflecting telescope. In. An Account of a Catadioptrick Telescope, Made by John Hadley, Esq; F. R. S. With the Description of a Machine Contriv'd by Him for the Applying It to Use (pp. ) John Hadley.


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Description of a new instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq by George Hadley Download PDF EPUB FB2

Biographical account of John Hadley, Esq. V.P.R.S., the inventor of the quadrant, and of his brothers George and Henry by Stephen Peter Rigaud (Book) Description and method of adjusting the improved Hadley's sextant: made and sold by J.

Ramsden by J Ramsden (Book). A description of a new instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq.: for taking the latitude or other altitudes at sea: with directions for its use by George Hadley (Book) 2 editions published between and in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

The Description of a New Instrument for Taking Angles. By John Hadley, Esq; Vice-Pr. Communicated to the Society on May Hadley, J Philosophical. The description and use, of a new quadrant, for finding the latitude at sea: Invented and made, by Benjamin Cole, mathematical instrument-maker, at the Orrery in Fleetstreet, London, to which are added short and plain instructions, for the use of that most excellent instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq ; with the improvement of an artificial horizon.

John Hadley, (born ApHertfordshire, England—died FebruEast Barnet, Hertfordshire), British mathematician and inventor who improved the reflecting telescope, producing the first such instrument of sufficient accuracy and power to be useful in astronomy.

Hadley’s first Newtonian reflector, built inhad a mirror about 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter. Buy A Description of a New Instrument for taking the Latitude or other Altitudes at Sea invented by John Hadley.

With directions for its use by George Hadley, John Hadley (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : George Hadley, John Hadley. 2 For a quadrant: Patent No. Woodcroft, op. cit. (1), Hadley had presented his findings to the Royal Society: Hadley, John, ‘ The description of a new instrument for taking angles.

By John Hadley, Esq; Vice-Pr. Communicated to the Society on May ’, Philosophical Transactions () 37, pp. – An example is held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Designed with the beginner in mind and useful to anyone interested in astronomy. Star Maps for Beginners is the classic guide to viewing and understanding the heavens.

Its superb maps -- drawn in the shape of two crossed ellipses -- provide the reader with a unique perspective on the sky and have been widely acknowledged as the easiest system yet devised for locating any constellation at. The octant, or Hadley Reflecting Quadrant as it was originally known, was simultaneously invented about in Philadelphia by a plumber and self-taught man of science named Thomas Godfrey and in England by John Hadley, a mathematician and mechanic employed by the instrument incorporated two principles of optics: first, that the angle of coincidence equaled the angle of.

Invented by Mr. John Elton. Article. Jan ; John Elton; View. The Description of a New Instrument for Taking Angles. By John Hadley, Esq; Vice-Pr. Communicated to the Society on May Vanished from history is the story of the ‘Mariner's Calculator’, invented and patented at the Great Seal Patent Office, London, by Mrs Janet Taylor, in John Hadley Person-Info (Ich bin John Hadley) London Oxford: Mathematiker Director Consultant Location Martin Industry British George University of Oxford Music Astronomen English Health: Netzwerk-Profile (1 - 4 von Topic: Subject or sitter Could I draw attention to the longstanding problem of who the sitter is in this portrait by John Downman, signed and dated The current Your Paintings entry broadly explains why we (National Maritime Museum) no longer believe it is the fifth Astronomer Royal, Nevil Maskelyne.

An octant. The octant, also called reflecting quadrant, is a measuring instrument used primarily in navigation. A Description of a New Instrument for taking the Latitude or other Altitudes at Sea [invented by John Hadley].

With directions for its use. [By George Hadley. With a folding plate.]. London: Printed for the Author, Get this from a library. The description and use of a new quadrant: for finding the latitude at sea: invented and made, by Benjamin Cole, Mathematical and Optical Instrument-Maker, At the Orrery in Fleet-Street, London ; Late the Shop of Mr.

Thomas Wright, Instrument-Maker to his Majesty. The second edition. With an appendix, shewing some useful improvements on Cole's quadrant. The description and use of a new quadrant, for finding the latitude at sea: invented and made by Benjamin Cole, mathematical instrument-maker, at the Orrery in Fleetstreet, London: to which are added, short and plain instructions for the use of that most excellent instrument, invented by John Hadley, Esq., with the improvement of an artificial horizon by Benjamin Cole ().

On 13 May he read a paper to the Royal Society entitled 'Description of a new Instrument for taking Angles, by John Hadley, Vice-Pres. R.S.' (Phil. Trans. xxxvii. This gives a full and exact account of the improved quadrant, the mathematical principles on which it is based, and its special fitness for angle-measurement on board ship.

Royal Society: John Hadley, 'The description of a new instrument for taking angles. By John Hadley, Esq; Vice-Pr. Communicated to the Society on May ', Philosophical Transactions () 37, pp. An example is held at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, which explains that it was 'the first instrument to measure the.

A Description of an Instrument for observing the Moon's Distance from the Fixt Stars at Sea "By this Instrument, the Distance of the Moon from any Fixt Star is thus observed: View the Star through the Perspicil by the direct Light, and the Moon by the Reflext (or on the contrary); and turn the Index till the Star touch the Limb of the Moon, and the Index shall shew upon the Brass Limb of the.

An Account of Observations Made on Board the Chatham-Yacht, August 30th and 31st, and September 1st,in Pursuance of an Order Made by the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, for the Trial of an Instrument for Taking Angles. Hadley published A description of a new instrument for taking the latitude or other altitude at sea ().

His design evolved into that of a sextant. His design evolved into that of a sextant. A magnifying glass was added to read the scale, a telescopic sight was added with cross-wires to .By John Hadley, Esq; Vice-President of the Royal Society An Account of Observations Made on Board the Chatham-Yacht, August 30th and 31st, and September 1st,in Pursuance of an Order Made by the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, for the Trial of an Instrument for Taking Angles, Described in Philosophical.Hadley’s Newtonian reflector is described by him in “An Account of a Catadioptrick Telescope, Made by John Hadley, Esq; F.R.S.

With the Description of a Machine Contriv’d by Him for Applying It to Use,” in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 32 (), –