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Henry, Robert (1894) A new method of dropping the time ball. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. xviii.

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Abstract

Mr. Robert Henry, in reading a paper on " A new method of
dropping the time ball," referred briefly to the existing means for
letting Hobart know when it is supposed to be 1 o'clock. In his
opinion, provided the arrangements were all in good working order,
the present method should be effective. But to ensure absolute accuracy
it was desirable that the process should be automatic as far as
possible, and with this object in view he submitted a scheme for
dropping the ball, and also firing the gun electrically. He described
the details, and acknowledged indebtedness to Captain Parker, R.N.,
for the idea as to the manner for releasing the time ball.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: xviii
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2013 04:57
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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