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English: Drawing of torsion balance apparatus used by Henry Cavendish in the 'Cavendish Experiment' to measure the gravitational constant in 1798. This is a vertical section through the apparatus, including the building that housed it. Copy of Figure 1 from his 1798 paper 'Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth' published in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, (part II) 88 p.469-526 (21 June 1798). Alterations: removed frame and caption, compensated for shear distortion caused by scanning book, converted to PNG.
Date 21 June 1798
Source Cavendish,H.(1798), 'Experiments to determine the Density of the Earth' in McKenzie, A.S. ed. Scientific Memoirs Vol.9: The Laws of Gravitation, American Book Co. 1900, p.62 on Google Books.
Author Henry Cavendish
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