Reference numberAP/16/35
TitleThree inventions described and submitted to the Royal Society of Literature
DescriptionWritten at Nuremberg Philipp Jacob Wagner, Lehrer an der Prosstersehen Schule in Nurnberg

Covering letter with a synopsis of what the paper is about by Charles King of the British Museum to Dr Roget dated 2 January 1833
First invention is an apparatus to solve the problem of deflecting the shadow of any sun dial from its line; the second relates to a new exact method of finding the altitude of the pole, and time; the third is a mode of measuring angles by means of locks. Certainly not subjects for the Royal Society of Literature, to investigate, and the Royal Society may therefore safely consider the letter as meant for them
Extent4 sides
Access statusOpen
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NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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