Article ID: CBB000022273

William Oughtred, Richard Delamain and the horizontal instrument in 17th-century England (1981)

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Description The author describes an instrument based on stereographic projection which could be used both for time-measurement and for solving problems concerning the position of the sun. When the horizontal instrument was first published in England, it became the subject of a violent priority dispute. The dispute is described, and the history of the instrument in 17th-century England is recounted. The paper concludes with a checklist of surviving examples.


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Authors & Contributors
Stedall, Jacqueline Anne
Wood, Paul B.
Vasari, Giorgio
Ulbrich, Karl
Simpson, A. D. C.
Russell, G. A.
Journals
History of Science
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Historical Journal
ELH: English Literary History
Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society
Publishers
Springer Nature
Rutgers University Press
Oxford University Press
Giunti
Francis Cairns
Cornell University Press
Concepts
Science
Measuring instruments
Algebra
Mathematics
Clocks and Watches
Astronomical chronology
People
Oughtred, William
Wallis, John
Harriot, Thomas
Vasari, Giorgio
Recorde, Robert
Pell, John
Time Periods
17th century
19th century
16th century
Places
British Isles
England
Italy
Great Britain
Institutions
Royal Society of London
Cambridge University
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