Quadrant

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1810-1840

GUSN

GUSN-18530

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

Descriptive Terms

quadrants (measuring devices)
brass (alloy)
glass (material)
ivory (tooth component)
wood (plant material)
Brass
Vegetable Ivory
Glass
QUADRANT

Inscription

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.""

Associated Building

Original to Castle Tucker (Wiscasset, Me.),

Maker

Bassnett & Son (Maker)

Location of Origin

Liverpool, England

Object Type

Surveying & Navigational T&E

Dimensions

16.75 x 15 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Jane S. Tucker

Accession Number

1998.545AB