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Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 14th of August, 1856, a report of the progress on the construction and distribution of standards of weights and measures, and supply of Hydrometer

Published by No printer or publisher Given, Washington DC, 1856
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Full title: Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, communicating, in compliance with a resolution of the Senate of the 14th of August, 1856, a report of the progress on the construction and distribution of standards of weights and measures, and supply of hydrometers to the custom-houses; the balances made and distributed to States, and the legislation thereof relative to standard weights and measures. 34th Congress, 3d Session Senate Ex. Doc. No. 27. No printer or publisher given. [Washington DC] 1857. Disbound. 218 pages including index. Plus a fold out chart at the rear and 5 other fold out diagrams within. They consist of a diagram of Saxton's Yard Dividing Machine, Saxton's Reflecting Pyrometer and Comparator, a plan for a small building for use in weighing and measuring, a reproduction of the label used for the weights and measures, a diagram of Silberman's lever and Microscope Comparator and Borda's Thermometer and a graph of results from an experiment on the weights of different liquids at different temperatures. A senate report recounting the efforts to standardize weights and measures in the United States, as well as documenting the equipment being used to do so. Disbound in GOOD condition. Despite lacking covers the text block is solid. Minor to moderate foxing throughout. Browning/offsetting present to several of the pages. Minor wrinkling to the first page. Bookseller Inventory # 003394

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Title: Report of the Secretary of the Treasury, ...

Publisher: No printer or publisher Given, Washington DC

Publication Date: 1856

Binding: Original Wraps

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Edition.

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