Horological Science Newsletter 1997-1
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.
Horological Science Chapter #161
Issue 1997-1 February 1997
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1 Index, dues notice
2-3 Dom Viglione describes My Suitcase Model Focault Pendulum ?a novel application for a
4 Shrink Fit Attachment To Quartz Rods by Ned Bigelow. Best Yet?
5-9 George Feinstein sent an unpublished article by John Early Jackson on Analytic Treatment
of Effect of Support Movement on Frequency of a Pendulum. While the problem is treated nicely by Rawlings,
Jackson has a somewhat different approach, clearly done.
10 Review: Mechanics of the Sandglass by three members of The University, Leicester. This was sent
by Patty Atwood. A little out of our line, but interesting. Numerous references, one from the NAWCC
Bulletin and also from The Time Museum's publication Water Clocks, Sandglasses and Fire Clocks.
11-13 Ken Friedenthal writes on Random Disturbances and the Allan Coefficient, stimulated
by a comment on the effect of a chestnut tree on Prof. Hall's clock (HSN 19964). This is an approach independent
of Phillip Woodward's articles on Pendulums In a Noisy Environment in the Horological
Journal, Aug., Sept., & Oct. 1996, but related.
14-15 Bob Matthys has been reviewing old Horological Journals back to 1900 and earlier;
he summarizes articles that may be of interest to HSN readers. Most of us in the US do not realize how
old some of our "new" ideas are.
16 Ned Bigelow discusses Transient Temperature Compensation in relation to below-the-bob
16 Gordon Uber brings us up to date on Internet activities.
Above: Drawing from Apians Cosmographicus Liber of 1533, showing how a nocturnal is used to tell the
time at night from the Great Bear.
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