1837 HOPPUS'S Practical Measurer TABLES FOR MEASURING E. Hoppus Leather
1837 HOPPUS'S Practical Measurer TABLES FOR MEASURING E. Hoppus Leather
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1837 HOPPUS'S Practical Measurer TABLES FOR MEASURING E. Hoppus Leather

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1837 HOPPUS'S Practical Measurer
TABLES FOR MEASURING E. Hoppus Leather
By William Birkin
Teacher of the Mathematics in Derby
A New Edition,
Thoroughly Revised and Corrected
Published by Thomas Richardson, Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., London
9" by 4"
226 pages
Dark green leather cover
Hoppus's Tables for Measuring or, Practical Measuring Made Easy by a New Set of Tables which Shew at Sight
The Solid Content of any Piece of Timber, Stone, &c. either Square, Round, or Unequal-sided, and the Value at any price per Foot Cube
Also
The Superficial Content of Boards, Glass, Painting, Plastering, &c. with copious explanations of the Uses and Applications of the Tables
Contrived to answer all the Occasions of Gentlemen and Artificers, the Contents being given in Feet, Inches, and Twelfth Parts of an inch.
With some very curious Observations Concerning Measurement of Timber
by Several Dimensions.
Edward Hoppus (d. 1739), was a surveyor for the London Assurance Corporation and is best known for his book Practical Measuring, first published in 1736
This was a manual for building surveyors that was in print until the mid-twentieth century, when it was made obsolete by metrication
Hoppus introduced the 'hoppus' cubic foot in the manual
This was the standard volume measurement used for timber in the British Empire and countries in the British sphere of influence before the introduction of metric units
It is still used in the hardwood trade of some countries
CONDITION
Very Good
 Clean pages
 Tight binding
 Pencil writing and numbers inside covers
Bumping wear to cover
Slight loosing to spine at top
No other issues noted
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