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Quadrant

1998.545AB (RS21663)

Description

Quadrant, primary arc inlaid w/ scale carved of ivory. Ivory inlay also in secondary arc. Brass indicator and surrounding lenses. 2 clear glass pieces; 1 green, 1 red and 1 blue piece for sunfilter; one mirror at small end. 3 brass feet, 6 asst. gauges. In wooden box painted blue. Hinge and keyhole.

Details

Maker
Bassnett & Son (Maker)
Date
1810-1840
Inscriptions
Adhesive inside box, on top: ""BASSNET & Son/ Chronometer & Watch/ Manufacturers/ Opticians and Nautical/ Instrument Makers./ 1. Robert St., North End. Princes dock/ and 38. Regent Rd. opposite Bramley--Moore Dock/ Liverpool/ Charts for all parts of the world/ Chronometer rates ascertained by transit.""
Location of origin
Liverpool, England
Associated Building
Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.).
Material
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Surveying & Navigational T&E
Descriptive terms
Brass
brass (alloy)
Glass
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
QUADRANT
quadrants (measuring devices)
Vegetable Ivory
wood (plant material)
Dimensions
16.75 x 15 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.545AB
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker
GUSN
18530

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