Author:  Stirrup, Thomas. 
Title:  The artificers plain scale, or, The carpenters new rule: in two parts ... : also, how to take heights and distances severall wayes, and to draw the plot of a town or city / by Thomas Stirrup, Philomat. 
Publication info:  Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library 2012 November (TCP phase 2) 
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The artificers plain scale, or, The carpenters new rule: in two parts ... : also, how to take heights and distances severall wayes, and to draw the plot of a town or city / by Thomas Stirrup, Philomat. Stirrup, Thomas. London: Printed by R. & W. Leybourn, for Thomas Pirrepont, at the Sun in Pauls Church yard, 1651. 
Subject terms:  Mensuration 
URL:  http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A93911.0001.001 
Contents 

title page
illustration
To THE READER.
THE CONTENTS.
part 1
The second Part.
An Advertisement To the READER.
THE ARTIFICERS Plain Scale.
CHAP. I. The meaning of certain terms of Geometry used in this Book.
CHAP. II. How to raise a Perpendi∣cular on any part of a right line given.
CHAP. III. How to let fall a Perpendi∣cular from a point assign∣ed, to a line given.
CHAP. IV. To a line given, to draw a parallel line, at any di∣stance required.
CHAP. V. To perform the former pro∣position at a distance re∣quired, and by a point li∣mited.
CHAP. VI. Having two lines given, to finde a third proportionall line to them.
CHAP. VII. Having three lines given to finde a fourth proporti∣onall line to them.
CHAP. VIII. The making of a Rule or Scale, for the measuring of Board and Timber.
CHAP. IX. How any Board may be measured Geometrically.
CHAP. X. How Timber may be mea∣sured geometrically.
CHAP. XI. Of round Timber
section
Of the halfround, or quar∣ter or any other portion or part of a Circle.
A Segment of a Circle being given, to finde out the Center, and consequently the Diameter, and so if need be, the whole Circle.
CHAP. XII. How triangled Timber, or Timber which hath but three sides, may be mea∣sured
CHAP. XIII. How Timber, whose end is a Rhombus, (or Diamond form) is to be measured.
CHAP. XV. How Timber whose end is a Rhomboides (or Dia∣mondlike) is measured.
CHAP. XV. How to measure Timber, whose end is a Trapezi∣am.
CHAP. XVI. How to measure Timber, whose sides are many, as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or more, so they be all equall.
CHAP. XVII. How to finde the length of a Foot of Board, at any breadth given.
CHAP. XVIII. The breadth and thickness of a piece of Timber given, to find how much in length shall make a foot of square Timber at that breadth and thicknesse.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Table for Board and Square Timber, and also for round Timber.
section
Of Board Measure.
Of square Timber.
Of Round Timber.
Note.
CHAP. XX. How to finde a mean propor∣tionall line between two lines given.
THE ARTIFICERS Plain Scale.
CHAP. I. Of the Scale, and the gradu∣ations or divisions there∣of, and how they are to be used.
CHAP. II. To divide a line gi∣ven, into any num∣ber of equall parts.
CHAP. III. To take any part or parts of a line.
CHAP. IV. A line containing any part or parts of a line, thereby to finde the whole line.
CHAP. V. A line being given, conteining any number of equall parts, to cut off from it so many as shall be required.
CHAP. VI. To lay down sodainly 2, 3, or more lines in proportion required.
CHAP. VII. In a Map or Plot, the length of any line being known, thereby to find the length of all or any of the rest.
CHAP. VIII. Ʋnto two lines given to find a third in proportion.
section
The Reason.
CHAP. IX. Ʋnto 3 Lines given, to find a fourth in proportion, that is to perform the Rule of Three in Lines.
CHAP. X. To divide a line given into two such parts, bearing proportion one to the other, as two numbers given.
CHAP. XI. To measure flat Measure.
CHAP. XII. To measure Board that is broader at one end then at the other.
CHAP. XIII. To finde how many square feet any whole Board con∣taineth, without finding how much in length makes a foot.
CHAP. XIV. To measure Board that is broader at the one end then at the other, in the same manner.
CHAP. XV. To measure Timber.
CHAP. XVI. To measure Timber that is broader at one end than at the other.
CHAP. XVII. How Perpendicular heights may be found without ei∣ther Instrument or Arith∣metick.
CHAP. XVIII. How to take the altitude or height of a building by a bowl of water.
CHAP. XIX. How to take the altitude of a Building by a line and plummet the Sun shining.
CHAP. XX. How to find the altitude of a Building by two sticks of one length joyned in a right angle.
CHAP. XXI. To finde a Distance by the two sticks joyned square.
CHAP. XXII. How to describe a Town or City according to Cho∣rographicall proportion, by the helpe of a plain glasse.
