Corn Returs; Returns from Corn Inspectors of the Customs or Practices of Selling Corn in Their Districts Ordered to Be Printed 10 March 1834

Corn Returs; Returns from Corn Inspectors of the Customs or Practices of Selling Corn in Their Districts Ordered to Be Printed 10 March 1834

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...Unless verified in the preceding manner, it will not be possible to make an accurate survey. It is to be regretted that very few of the surveying chains will, if tried in this way, be found to answer. If the chain be too long, some surveyors attempt to rectify it by taking out a few of the small rings, thus rendering the links unequal and unfit for taking offsets. Hence we see how advantageous it would be for gentlemen possessed of large estates to have a standard line, that they themselves might try the surveyors' chain, and he able to judge as to the accuracy of a survey already made, or as to the propriety of making a survey with such an instrument. 105. E 2 - A Method of detecting False Balances. Although uniformity of weights and measures has in a great measure taken place throughout the kingdom, yet if the balances that are used be unequal or false, frauds of a serious nature may be practised. In order to have a b.ilance as perfect as possible, it is necessary to attend to the following circumstances--first, the arms of the beam ought to be ajtactly equal in length and in weight; second, the points from which the scales are suspended should be in a right line passing through the centre of gravity of the beam; third, the friction of the beam upon the axis ought to be as little as possible; fourth, the pivots, which form the axis of motion, should be in a straight line, and at right angles to the beam. When the arms of a balance are unequal the balance itself is said to be false, because it does not give the true weight of the body. Fraudulent dealers never fail to put the weight on the shorter end of the beam, and the substance they intend to weigh on the longer; and the consequence is, the buyer does not receive a sufficient quantity....show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236638751
  • 9781236638755