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    Old Nautical Instruments
    From: Robert Block
    Date: 2001 Mar 09, 4:51 PM

    This posting appeared in Scout Report and I thought
    it would be of interest here.
    Robert Block
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    Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe
    
    http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact/
    
          Brought to you by a group of four Italian, Dutch, and British museums,
    Epact (stands for European pact) is a digital catalog of over 500 scientific and
    technical instruments made before 1600. Start from the handlist, a simple list
    of all the items in the collection, and proceed to catalog entries with pictures
    and two levels of text -- overview and detailed. There are also articles
    explaining the operation of classes of instruments, such as armillary spheres,
    astrolabes, the nautical hemisphere, compasses, and sundials. The search feature
    accommodates both experienced and novice users, since it provides a keyword box,
    and also instrument and maker names in drop down menus.
    

       
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