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Your search for posts with tags containing weight found 9 posts

April 8

GUEST CURATOR: Bryant Halpin What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Providence Gazette (April 8, 1769). “A MEAL-MARKET.” When I first looked at this advertisement, the phrase “MEAL-MARKET” was...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 8 Apr 2019

March 16

GUEST CURATOR: Luke DiCicco What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? New-York Journal (March 16, 1769). “NEW-YORK distill’d rum … by the hogshead or barrel.” This advertisement features “NEW-YORK...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 16 Mar 2019

December 23

What was advertised in a colonial American newspaper 250 years ago today? Georgia Gazette (December 23, 1767).“The WHARF and STORES belonging to Capt. Francis Arwen.” In late December 1767, Van Rensselaer and Peat turned to the Georgia Gazette...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 23 Dec 2017

What Richard III taught me about my nipples

They called Richard III “crookback.” But if I were an evil, Shakespearean villain, I think they’d call me “pointy nipples.” Case in, er, point: The other day, I greeted my wife when she got home from work. She took one quick...
From: Shakespeare Confidential on 23 Jul 2016

How to Lose Weight, c. 133

Tacuinum sanitatis, Biblioteca Casanatense 4182 (14th c.) “They should eat foods of little nourishment, great bulk, and quick digestion, and often bathe before they eat… they should eat many vegetables with sharp vinegar dressings…...
From: Ask the Past on 19 May 2016

Equipment, Comfort and Weight. Historical Trekking and Survival.

Equipment, Comfort and Weight.Historical Trekking and Survival.Choosing the equipment you need to match your persona takes time and research. It has to be within your period, or earlier. Any items out of character need a good story to back up its use....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jan 2015

Gun Gauges.

From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Oct 2014

Weight loss Wonders

Fad diets are  perhaps a modern concept, but if we look back to the seventeenth century we can find some pretty interesting weight loss remedies. As we have seen previously some medical writers felt that the shape of your belly had a lot to say about...
From: Early Modern Medicine on 11 Sep 2013

Austran weights

Nest of Austrian weights of the 18th century. Selected by D.E.Smith for his collection to illustrate the ancient, “Problem of Weights”. One example of this problem is given by Claude Bachet as:What is the least number...
From: Mathematical Treasures on 17 Nov 2012

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