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    Re: Newton and Halley
    From: Wolfgang K�berer
    Date: 2007 Nov 17, 10:31 +0100

    E.G.R. Taylor, The Haven-Finding Art, 257, says about Newton's reflecting
    quadrant:
    "The actual instrument was in the possession of the instrument-maker, Thomas
    Heath, and had been exhibited in his shop window, perhaps before the paper
    was found".
    As often in Taylor's publications she does not give a reference. My best
    guess would be the appendix to Edmund Stone's 1758 translation of Bion's "La
    construction et l'usage des Istruments de Math�matique". It's in the BL.
    
    Wolfgang
    
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    Auftrag von Michael Daly
    Gesendet: Samstag, 17. November 2007 05:52
    An: NavList@fer3.com
    Betreff: [NavList 3902] Re: Newton and Halley
    
    
    
    George Huxtable wrote:
    
    > It may be, of course, that the original instrument still existed, and was
    > available to be drawn, in 1742. But if it was, I am pretty sure we would
    > have heard about it.
    
    E.G.R. Taylor.  ibid.
    
    Mike
    
    
    
    
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