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               THE PUMB BOB / PLUMMET OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT
                                      in Washington D.C. U.S.A

INTRODUCTION:
One day with some time on my hands, in my never ending vigil to uncover information on plumb bobs, I happened across a number of references on 
http://books.google.com/ to a plummet that was at one time installed in the Washington Monument in Washington D. C. This seemed of particular interest due to the fact that this monument, one of the most visited of national shrines, dedicated to the most famous of the American Founding Fathers, George Washington. Furthermore, at its time of construction, it was a monumental feat of engineering, for many principals of construction that had never been tried before.

The immediate question came to mind: What role did the plumb bob play in this most amazingly vertical shape, the obelisk? 

For those not familiar with this monument, I would refer you to some basic data, most not referring to the plummet, at one time installed there.



Picture from Wikipedia

Google for “Washington Monument” or go to:

http://www.nps.gov/history/history/park_histories/index.htm

http://www.nps.gov/wamo/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Monument

 

THE COMPLETE ARTICLE: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To read and/or download the full article: 
"THE PUMB BOB/PLUMMET OF WASHINGTON MONUMENT 
in Washington D.C. U.S.A."
WOLF'S PLUMB BOB NEWS 2009-06
                                     


This is a reproduction of the "PLUMMET HOUSE" in the Washington Monument" during the building of the obelisk

If you want to know what this OWL has to do with the Washington Monument, please read the full article.


In DEUTSCH ist dieser Artikel zu finden unter WOLFS SENKLOT NEWS 2009-06 WASHINGTON MONUMENT (markierte Zeile anklicken)