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" But finding that brass instruments did not come up to the ideas which he had formed of accuracy, because of the smallness of their size, the want of divisions into minutes, the shaking and wearing of their axes, the displacement of the centres of the... "
The Sacred City of the Hindus: An Account of Benares in Ancient and Modern Times - Page 128
by Matthew Atmore Sherring - 1868 - 388 pages
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Asiatic Researches; Or, Transactions of the Society, Instituted in Bengal ...

Asiatic Society of Bengal - 1807
...the want of ' division into minutes, ' the shaking and wearing ' of their axes, the dis' placement of the centres ' of the circles, and the ' shifting...planes of ' the instruments: he ' concluded that the rea' son why the determina' tions of the ancients, ' such as HIPPARCHUS 'and PTOLEMY proved ' inaccurate,...
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Centenary Review of the Asiatic Society of Bengal: From 1784 to 1883

Asiatic Society of Bengal - 1885 - 431 pages
...in 1728. Finding that brass instruments which were in use in his time did not come up to his ideas of accuracy, " because of the smallness of their size,...Ptolemy, proved inaccurate must have been of this kind ; he therefore constructed in Dar-ul-khelafet, Shah Jehanabad [Delhi]," instruments of his own invention,...
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Soldiering in India

Robert George Hobbes - 1893
...want of division into minutes, the shaking and wearing of their axes, the displacement of the centre of the circles, and the shifting of the planes of the instruments, he erected the existing great works of stone and lime ; of perfect stability, with attention to the rules...
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