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Octant, by Thomas Howard, Liverpool, 1769

Inventory Number: 33700
Object Type:
Persons: Thomas Howard (Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1769
Place Created: Liverpool England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1933-40
Brief Description: T frame; ivory scale and vernier; back sight and glass; movable pair of red filters; ivory-topped pencil in recess in strut (note plate inset on reverse of instrument missing); three feet (one missing).
Primary Inscriptions: ".Made. by. Thos. Howard. Liverpool.. / .For. Mr. Joseph. Hunter. March. 30. 1769" on cross strut.
Provenance: Lent by John R. A. Todhunter. Made for Joseph Todhunter (1739-1817), of Whitehaven, Cumberland.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Mahogany
ivory and brass

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