Record

Reference numberCLP/8ii/58
LevelFile
TitlePaper, 'Description and life of an apparatus added as an improvement to Davis's quadrant consisting of a mercurial level for taking the co-altitude of the sun or star at sea without the visual assistance of the sensible horizon which frequently is obscure' by Charles Leigh
Date1737
DescriptionQuadrant also known as Davy's quadrant.
Two copies of testimonial signed by Thomas Strachey, Thomas Griffin, J Irving, William Slanning
Figure of apparatus attached
Read to the Royal Society on 28 June 1739
Subject: Astronomy / Navigation / Instrument
LanguageEnglish
Extent9p
FormatManuscript
Physical descriptionInk on paper
Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1737.0073
Printed in 'Philosophical Transactions', vol 40, no 451, p 417
Related records in the catalogueRBO/21/64
CLP/8ii/58/1
CLP/8ii/58/2
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA5710Leigh; Charles (1662 - 1717); physician and naturalist1662 - 1717
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