# Construction Of A Talon

## Description

An illustration showing how to construct a talon, or two circle arcs that will tangent themselves, and meet two parallel lines at right angles in the given points A and B. "Join A and B; divide AB into four equal parts erect perpendiculars; then m and n are the centers of the circle arcs of the required talon."

## Keywords

arc, circle, circle arcs, circles, Circumference, construct, geometric construction, geometry, talon, talons, tangent

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## Source:

Albert A. Hopkins *Scientific America: Handy Book Of Facts And Formulas* (New York: Munn & Co., Inc., 1918) 37

Courtesy the private collection of Roy Winkelman