Reference numberRBO/3/52
Alternative reference numberRBO.3.180
Title'A Description of an Instrument for making the hand or Index of an accurate Clock, which moves equally swift at all times....' by Robert Hooke
Date21 March 1667
DescriptionThe clock is also to 'move unequally upon the plain of any dyal in the same Proportions with the motion of the Suns shadow upon the Plain' or 'A Description of a very easy and simply instrument but Universal for the Description of all kinds of plain Dyals, whether Horizontal, Mural, Inclin'd Reclin'd or Declin'd; together with a Demonstration of the Principles and Reason of it'
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Extent4 sides
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Access statusOpen
Related records in the catalogueRBC/2/91
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NA8242Hooke; Robert (1635 - 1703); natural philosopher1635 - 1703
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