The general gauger: or, the principles and practice of gauging beer, wine, and malt. Containing, I. Decimal Arithmetick, the Extraction of the Square and Cube-Roots, and the Use of them in the Way of Gauging. II. The Necessary Problems in Geometry relating to Gauging and Measuring. III. The Use of the Sliding-Rule in Measuring Timber, and other Surfaces and Solids. IV. The Theory and Practice of Gauging in all the Varieties, perform'd by Pen, and Sliding-Rule. Each Proposition being Wrought in Beer, Wine, and Malt. V. The Construction of the Table of Segments, and all the Varieties of Ullaging of Casles. VI. A Table of Area's in Malt Bushels, &c. To which is added, An Appendix for measuring Boards, Timber, Stone, &c. With Rules and Examples for measuring most sorts of supersicial and solid Figures: Also surveying of Land. The whole laid down more methodically than any Performance of this Nature yet extant. By Mr. John Dougharty, Teacher of the Mathematicks at Worcester.

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London : printed for John and Paul Knapton, at the Crown in Ludgate-Street, MDCCXXXVII. [1737]

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[12],300p. : ill. ; 120.


The fifth edition, corrected by the author.

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ESTC N18346

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Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thomson Gale, 2003. (Eighteenth century collections online). Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements.



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