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Post by realisticspeakers » November 28th, 2020, 6:42 pm

Smithsonian Institution - United States National Museum - Bulletin 240 Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology Papers 34-44 on Science and Technology by Museum of History and Technology (U.S.) ( - 0).

The scholarly and scientific publications of the United States National Museum include two series: Proceedings of the United States National Museum, and United States National Museum Bulletin.

In these series, the Museum publishes original articles and monographs dealing with the collections and work of its constituent museums—
The Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Technology.
These are gathered in volumes, octavo in size, with the publication date of each paper recorded in the table of contents of the volume.

Since 1959, in Bulletins titled “Contributions from the Museum of History and Technology,” have been gathered shorter papers relating to the collections and research of that Museum. The present collection of Contributions, Papers 34-44, comprises Bulletin 240.
  • The 1893 Duryea automobile in the Museum of History and Technology, by Don H. Berkebile
  • The Borghesi astronomical clock in the Museum of History and Technology, by Silvio A. Bedini
  • The engineering contributions of Wendel Bollman, by Robert M. Vogel
  • Screw-thread cutting by the master-screw method since 1480, by Edwin A. Battison
  • The earliest electromagnetic instruments, by Robert A. Chipman
  • Fulton's "steam battery" blockship and catamaran, by Howard I. Chapelle
  • History of phosphorus, by Eduard Farber
  • Tunnel engineering, a museum treatment, by Robert M. Vogel
  • The "Pioneer": light passenger locomotive of 1851 in the Museum of History and Technology, by John H. White
  • History of the Division of Medical Sciences, by Sami Hamarneh
  • Development of gravity pendulums in the 19th century, by Victor F. Lenzen and Robert P. Multhauf.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 28th, 2020, 7:12 pm

I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
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Post by realisticspeakers » November 28th, 2020, 7:31 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 7:12 pm
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn
Thank you.
I couldn't find others in the catalog to futz with the filename. I think it could be shortened?

Also, I might need a few more sections than stated, some of those are long, have appendices that I might read, and other sections.
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm

I've shortened the file name.

And you can add sections to the MW as needed. Click the "add new section" button at the top.

And I've changed the title in the file name to various. It's ok of you read the intros by referencing the museum. PG has the author as anonymous, but I don't think that's right because someone wrote each article.

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 28th, 2020, 8:33 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
I've shortened the file name.

And you can add sections to the MW as needed. Click the "add new section" button at the top.

And I've changed the title in the file name to various. It's ok of you read the intros by referencing the museum. PG has the author as anonymous, but I don't think that's right because someone wrote each article.

MaryAnn
Perfect. Thanks!
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Post by realisticspeakers » December 5th, 2020, 12:31 pm

Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
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Post by realisticspeakers » December 7th, 2020, 7:07 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
And I've changed the title in the file name to various. It's ok of you read the intros by referencing the museum. PG has the author as anonymous, but I don't think that's right because someone wrote each article.
It took 4 sections to finally nail down a sensible introduction.
I'm going to change "Chapter" to "Section" because they are "books", in multiple parts.

There is U.S in parentheses. Can I just do away with that?
I was saying United States in the previous introductions but ...

Does this look good to you?
Section 4 of Smithsonian Institution -
United States National Museum -
Bulletin 240 Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Papers 34-44 on Science and Technology
by Museum of History and Technology (U.S.).
This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.

PAPER 35 Part 1
THE BORGHESI ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
IN THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY
by Silvio A. Bedini
If this looks good, I'll modify the previous ones.
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
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Post by realisticspeakers » December 7th, 2020, 7:09 pm

realisticspeakers wrote:
December 7th, 2020, 7:07 pm
MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
November 28th, 2020, 7:48 pm
And I've changed the title in the file name to various. It's ok of you read the intros by referencing the museum. PG has the author as anonymous, but I don't think that's right because someone wrote each article.
It took 4 sections to finally nail down a sensible introduction.
I'm going to change "Chapter" to "Section" because they are a compendium of "papers", in multiple parts.

There is U.S in parentheses. Can I just do away with that?
I was saying United States in the previous introductions but ...

Does this look good to you?
Section 4 of Smithsonian Institution -
United States National Museum -
Bulletin 240 Contributions From the Museum of History and Technology
Papers 34-44 on Science and Technology
by Museum of History and Technology (U.S.).
This LibriVox recording is in the Public Domain.

PAPER 35 Part 1
THE BORGHESI ASTRONOMICAL CLOCK
IN THE MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND TECHNOLOGY
by Silvio A. Bedini
If this looks good, I'll modify the previous ones.
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 7th, 2020, 8:35 pm

Yes, it looks good. And I think if you have already said "United States National Museum", no don't need to say US later on in the intro.

MaryAnn

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Post by linny » December 12th, 2020, 8:52 am

That is one heck of an intro. I can't DPL but I have some time today to help out.

Section 0 is PL OK. Note: the file length is different than that in the MW (3:23).

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » December 12th, 2020, 9:23 am

Thank you Linny.
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Post by linny » December 12th, 2020, 9:44 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 9:23 am
Thank you Linny.
MaryAnn
Thank you, MaryAnn. You are always so kind. :9:

Mitch,
Section 1 is also PL OK. This is a very interesting project. Until you get a DPL I'll be back when I can in order to PL for you.

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Post by realisticspeakers » December 12th, 2020, 11:31 am

linny wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 9:44 am

Mitch,
Section 1 is also PL OK. This is a very interesting project. Until you get a DPL I'll be back when I can in order to PL for you.

That is one heck of an intro. I can't DPL but I have some time today to help out.

Section 0 is PL OK. Note: the file length is different than that in the MW (3:23).

thank you! yeah that intro was a mmmmouthful.
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
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Post by linny » December 12th, 2020, 2:52 pm

Section 2 is PL OK.

Optional note: 1:08 – Groton, CT is pronounced Grah-ton. You likely don’t care and it has no impact to the reading but it caught my ear. My husband used to work there.

Honestly, I only included this note because it’s so rare you get PL notes. I don’t want you to feel you were being discriminated against. :wink:

I'm out for the night. I hope you get a DPL soon. It's a very interesting project. I'll check on you when I can until a DPL claims you.

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Post by realisticspeakers » December 12th, 2020, 3:58 pm

linny wrote:
December 12th, 2020, 2:52 pm
Section 2 is PL OK.

Optional note: 1:08 – Groton, CT is pronounced Grah-ton. You likely don’t care and it has no impact to the reading but it caught my ear. My husband used to work there.

Honestly, I only included this note because it’s so rare you get PL notes. I don’t want you to feel you were being discriminated against. :wink:

I'm out for the night. I hope you get a DPL soon. It's a very interesting project. I'll check on you when I can until a DPL claims you.
I will fix that. Just one little thing can ruin the whole story for the listener. But I'm from Brooklyn, whaddo I know?

Thank you so much.

I'm always open to any and all commentary, criticism, and 'call-outs'--such as not to offend the natives.
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
Disclaimer:
"Kind reader, if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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