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Mathematical Treasure: Everard's Art of Gauging

Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University)

Stereometry or The Art of Gauging (1712) was written by Thomas Everard. The measuring of barrel contents was still an important activity. This work, first published in 1684, became very popular and went through twelve more editions. The title page of the seventh edition is shown below; the last known edition was published in 1728.

Source: Oughtred Society, Archive of Collections, Tom Wyman Collection. Tom Wyman (1927-2014) was the first president of the Oughtred Society. Wyman assembled an extensive collection of early slide rules and books related to them. The image above is #130 in the Wyman Collection.

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Frank J. Swetz (Pennsylvania State University), "Mathematical Treasure: Everard's Art of Gauging," Convergence (June 2018)