|Title||Unpublished paper, 'An account of a protracting pocket sextant' by Colonel Bainbridge|
|Creator||Bainbridge (fl 1845)|
|Date||19 May 1845|
|Description||Bainbridge describes an invention designed to facilitate and expedite the making of sketches and surveys for military purposes on actual service. By serving at once as a sextant and protractor, as soon as an angle is taken, the invention may at once be laid down on paper by employing its two legs as rulers. |
Followed by a covering letter and two pages of figures of the protracting pocket sextant.
Subject: Scientific apparatus and instruments
Communicated by P M [Peter Mark] Roget.
Written by Bainbridge in Ashbourne, Derbyshire [England].
Whilst the Royal Society declined to publish this paper in full, an abstract of the paper was published in volume 5 of Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London [later Proceedings of the Royal Society] as 'An account of a protracting pocket sextant'.
|Physical description||Ink on paper|
|Digital images||View item on Science in the Making|
|Related material||DOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0057|
|Related records in the catalogue||RR/1/6|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6616||Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist||1779 - 1869|