Thomas Jefferson Papers

Francis W. Gilmer: Lists of Instruments to be Furnished to the University of Virginia by John Tuther and John Cary, ca. 15 Sept. 1824, 15 September 1824

Instruments to be furnished for the University of Virginia by Mr: Cary optician 182 Strand.

£.  s. D
1. a fine feet acromatic telescope with object glass 3¾ diameter on tripod stand, & with equatorial motions { 84. 0. 0
2. Solar microscope for opake & transparent objects 16. 16. 0
3. Lens convex, concave, plano-convex (1 of each) 1. 11. 6
4. prism mounted for experiments 2. 2. 0
 do not mounted 1. 1. 0
5. a 9 inch Theodolite, most improved, taking angles in Zenith answering as transit instrument, & repeating horizontal angles } 45. 0. 0
6 12 inch concave mirror 2.5.0 { 4. 10. 0
12. do. convex do 2 5 0
7. bent 12 inch Sextant with platina arch, extra telescope &c. 21. 0. 0
8 azimuth compass 6. 16. 0
9 Levers, pulleys, wedge, balance, siren, inclined plane wheel & axle &c. for mechanic powers { 40. 0. 0
10. barometer for heights of mountains, &c best construction 13. 2. 6
11 Thermometer 1. 0. 0
12. magnets & apparatus for experiments 15. 15. 0
13. Electrical machine 15. 0. 0
14 galvanic battery & apparatus (50 (4 inches) plates) 5. 0. 0
15. air pump 12 inch plate. Cylinder 4 inches diamr to work as Ledic’s pump for producing ice { 42. 0. 0
16 Experiments in hydrostatics 15. 0. 0
17. machine for collision of bodies with ivory balls &c. 6. 6. 0
18 rain guage 1. 16. 0
337. 14. 0
Tuther 22. 8. 0
£360. 2. 0
21. 17. 0
£381. 19. 0
 

Supplement for, Electrical Experiments

£. s. D
 Conted jar with Electron? 1. 0. 0
luminous conductor, exhausted flash, syringe, wires & ball &c complete { 3. 0. 0
electrical cannon   18. 0
5. 18. 0
For air pump
guinea & feather appars 1. 11. 6
appars for freezing water 1. 1. 0
bell &c to prove no sound in vacuum 1. 18. 0 with leather collars &c
water pump 1. 10. 0
tress hemispheres for propose of air 1. 15. 0
lead weights & bladders for elasticity 15. 0
glass & bladder for action of lungs 10. 6
double transferred for stop cocks 3. 5. 0
Copper bottle, beam, stand &c for weighing air 2. 18. 0
Receivers for air pump 1. 10. 0
Exhausting & condensing syringes 2. 2. 0
15. 19. 0
21. 17. 0
 
Mr. Tuther (High Holbom) 221. £. s. D
decomposing cup for water by galvanism 5. 6
pair of conducting wires silver mounted 7. 0
flexible metallic tubes for transferring gas &c 15/ for 15 feet 1. 6
gas receiver with stop cocks, for collecting transferring gas &c 1. 3. 0
cast iron retort 12. 0
wrought do 18. 0
flexible tubes to do 6. 0
glass receivers 8. 0
deflagrating jars 8. 0
glass alembic 10. 0
Copper do & Refrigerator 2: 12. 6
portable furnace 5. 0. 0
Marcets apparatus for mixed liquids &c 10. 0
Syphons, glass 3/6 7. 0
Mortars &c Wedgwood 5. 0
Crucibles of earth, iron, & muffles 1. 10. 0
Lamp & apparatus 1. 2. 0
blow pipe 1. 6
tongs & ladle 4. 0
evaporating basin of porcelain 3 0
graduated measures 4. 6
Welther’s tube of safety 3. 6
hydrostatic balance with apparatus for specific gravity 5. 5. 0
Capillary tubes of glass 1. 6
2. thin, small, glass flasks for dissolving minerals 2. 0
22  8  0
 packing cases 24. 8. 6
discount 10 per cent. 2. 8. 2
£21. 16. 4

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