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Altazimuth Theodolite, by Benjamin Cole, London, c. 1750

Inventory Number: 38733
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Persons: Benjamin Cole
Date Created: c. 1750
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Telescope and bubble level mounted on index arm moving over vertical arc with "Links of Chain" on one side and depression and elevation scale on the other, read by vernier
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Altazimuth Theodolite, by Benjamin Cole, London, c. 1750

Inventory Number: 38733
Object Type:
Persons: Benjamin Cole
Date Created: c. 1750
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Combined simple and altazimuth theodolite with detachable telescope and vertical arc, and plain sights. Horizontal circle with scale of degrees; revolving compass (with bubble level) and alidade with vernier; telescope and bubble level mounted on index arm moving over vertical arc with "Links of Chain" on one side and depression and elevation scale on the other, read by vernier. With case containing plain sights.
Primary Inscriptions: "Cole Fecit" in compass box. Printed trade card in lid of case: "Made by Benjamin Cole / Mathematical Instrument Maker, at the / Orrery / Next the Globe Tavern in Fleet Street / LONDON."
Provenance: Not ascertained
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