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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.
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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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