M. Eugene “Gene” RUDD, Jr.

Former Assistant Editor of Rittenhouse, Gene Rudd died on Nov. 23, 2014 in Lincoln ND. He was born Sept. 29, 1927 in Fargo ND. Gene was professor of physics at Concordia College 1954-1965 and at Univ. Nebraska in Lincoln from 1965 until retirement in 1993, including acting chair of the physics department 1970-1972.  He was a frequent […]

Recent paper on Long-Period Seismographs

Maurice Ewing, Frank Press, and the Long-Period Seismographs at Lamont and Caltech DEBORAH JEAN WARNER National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. warnerd -@- si.edu ABSTRACT The name attached to a scientific instrument may identify the scientist(s) who contributed most to its design or, as was the case with the first successful long-period […]

Astronomical Transit Telescope

I am trying to locate info on and the locations of Troughton & Simms astronomical transit telescopes made in the second quarter of the 19th century.  The one illustrated here  was used in Halifax, Nova Scotia to rate marine chronometers.  It’s history is known from ca. 1875 but it probably dates to 1826 though a […]