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David Rittenhouse : philosopher-mechanick of Colonial Philadelphia and his famous clocks

Title
David Rittenhouse : philosopher-mechanick of Colonial Philadelphia and his famous clocks / Donald L. Fennimore, Frank L. Hohmann III.
ISBN
9780300272956
0300272952
Publication
Winterthur, DE : Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, [2023]
Distribution
[New Haven, Connecticut] : Distributed by Yale University Press
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
272 pages : illustrations (colour) ; 30 cm.
Summary
"David Rittenhouse: Philosopher-Mechanick of Colonial Philadelphia and His Famous Clocks brings a completely new focus on the man, as well as his brother Benjamin, and expands the body of knowledge that surrounds these brothers as well as the era in which they lived. Clocks are the principle subject matter, but David Rittenhouse's other work, such as orreries, telescopes, surveying compasses, and other scientific equipment, are addressed as well"-- Provided by publisher.
"Bringing new focus to the life and works of the astronomer, mathematician, surveyor, and inventor David Rittenhouse, this stunning volume surveys his clocks alongside selected other works such as orreries, telescopes, surveying compasses, and other scientific equipment-objects at the intersection of science and art in eighteenth-century America"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 09, 2023
Series
Winterthur book.
A Winterthur book
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
The Enlightenment and Philadelphia's philosopher-mechanicks
David Rittenhouse : philosopher-mechanick
Benjamin Rittenhouse : clock and mathematical instrument maker
David Rittenhouse orreries
David Rittenhouse, clockmaker : his clocks and their spawn
David Rittenhouse : philosophical research and apparatus.
Genre/Form
Biographies.
History.
Citation

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