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    Latimer Clark in Google books
    From: Geoffrey Kolbe
    Date: 2008 Apr 22, 06:38 +0100

    Hello Frank
    
    This seems to be another case of Google detecting that I am not in the US
    (or, more probably, that my server is not in the US) and so not providing
    me with the text of this book - or any of the other Latimer Clark books
    listed. I can't even see the "view plain text" link you mentioned. Someone
    must still think they have a copyright on it.
    
    Since I am the coachman and the gardener around here, I guess I will just
    have to make the measurements myself. :-(
    
    Geoffrey Kolbe
    
    >This seems to be a corrupt file. The scans are there, but they don't load.
    >Puzzling on it for a few minutes, I discovered that the OCR version is
    >reasonably complete (towards the upper right of the Google page, click "View
    >plain text"). The tables, as usual, do not convert to text properly, but
    >they're probably not relevant anyway.
    >
    >  From the text version, I learned,
    >"The instrument is adjusted quietly by the fireside, and when the time
    >approaches he lays the telescope in its stand and looks through it, and at
    >the proper moment he sees the one star he is seeking pass across the wires
    >and give him his time to the fraction of a second. This operation is, in
    >fact, so easy that his gardener or coachman may be taught to use the
    >instrument in his absence almost as accurately as himself, and such persons
    >soon learn to take a pleasure in the occupation and in rendering themselves
    >expert."
    >
    >That is excellent news for me. I have found lately that my coachman seems
    >under-employed. I would not want him to become "lazy" for lack of labor. I
    >shall at once set him the task of measuring delta-T on a daily basis and
    >recording his observations in an appropriate logbook.
    >
    >  -FER
    >:-)
    >
    >
    >
    >
    
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