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Edging the Competition: Surgical Instruments in the 18th-Century

As I’ve written about in other posts about razors and posture devices, in the second half of the eighteenth century, the introduction of cast steel transformed products for the body. Steel had many physical properties that rendered it very useful...
From: DrAlun on 17 Apr 2015

Dividing to Rule

I have posted a copy of the notes for my talk on mathematical instrument makers at the Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting in Ottawa December 7 on my Academia site.
From: Kirby and his world on 7 Dec 2013

Sorrenson – Perfect Mechanics

Sorrenson, Richard, Perfect Mechanics. Instrument Makers at the Royal Society of London in the Eighteenth Century, Boston: Docent Press, 2013, ix+240 pp. Amazon link. Perfect Mechanics looks at the connections, and tensions, between the Eighteenth-Century...
From: Kirby and his world on 23 Nov 2013

On the Road Again

Joshua Kirby had a deep and abiding interest in mathematical instruments, especially those connected with architectural and perspective drawing, and he had close relationships with several of the instrument makers in London, including John Bennet and...
From: Kirby and his world on 16 Nov 2013

Who Needs Scientific Instruments

Detailed bibliographic information for the talks in this conference proceedings does not seem to be easily available and since there are quite a variety of papers there, I thought I would offer up a table of contents. The conference ran for three days,...
From: Kirby and his world on 18 Oct 2013

Alexi Baker on Instrument Makers

Alexi Baker published a short paper, “The London instrument trade, from Culpeper to Cole”, in the proceedings of the conference `Who Needs Scientific Instruments’ held October 20—22, 2005 at the Museum Boerhave in Leiden. Although...
From: Kirby and his world on 17 Oct 2013

Campbell on Mathematical Instrument Makers

Campbell’s London Tradesman naturally does not include mathematician as a trade, but he does, in Chapter 55, get around to mathematical instrument makers. We will have occasion to look at mathematical instruments, and, in particular, sectors, later...
From: Kirby and his world on 28 Feb 2013

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