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Inventory no. 25257 - Former Display Label

English QUADRANT (Collins or Sutton type)

Oak, on to which are pasted paper scales printed from engraved copper-plates. Signed, on the front, "Henricus Sutton Londini fecit. 1658"; on the back, "This Instrument or any of the Mathematiques are made in Brass or Wood by Henry Sutton Instrument-maker behind the Royall Exchange". One of the sights is missing.

On the front are a Collins, or Sutton, quadrant, and various trigonometric scales.

On the back are a latitude quadrant, a table of the declinations of certain fixed stars, and various trigonometric scales.

[Orrery Collection no. 37]
Lent by Christ Church.

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