Reference numberAP/27/16
TitleUnpublished paper, 'An account of a protracting pocket sextant' by Colonel Bainbridge
CreatorBainbridge (fl 1845)
Date19 May 1845
DescriptionBainbridge 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 descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rspl.1843.0057
Related records in the catalogueRR/1/6
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6616Roget; Peter Mark (1779 - 1869); physician and philologist1779 - 1869
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