Talk:Main Page

From Inventions

Revision as of 08:20, 4 November 2010 by Wikiadmin (Talk | contribs)
(diff) ← Older revision | Current revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search

This project is an excellent idea. Congratulations to whoever was the originator.

I do think, however, that the project's historical range should be extended forward to include the 18th and 19th centuries. There are too many instruments of interest in these two centuries to be omitted

I would also like to suggest an additional category, either under MACHINES, or as a separate major category: PRODUCTION APPARATUS - devices and machinery developed for the specific purpose of making scientific instruments. e.g. graduating engines, for graduating the scales, either circular or linear, of instruments. Ramsden's graduating engine comes to mind as an example, as do the Hedge and Hubbard graduating engines (19th century) for graduating linear scales.

I look forward to following the development of this database and the ancillary discussions it will engender.


Thank you for the compliments!

We accepted your proposal and we are going to add the category "Instruments making machines" under the title MACHINES.

Regarding the historical range we would like to specify that the 18th century is included, while we decided not to include the 19th and 20th centuries, at least for the moment. Indeed there should be a lot of categories for this period of time and it could therefore be difficult to organize the material; but if you have some suggestions, we would be happy to take notes for future use. --Wikiadmin 12:26, 31 October 2010 (UTC)

Personal tools