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Astrolabe, North African, Late 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 47714
Object Type: astrolabe
Place Created: North Africa Africa
Subject Classification(s): Astronomy By Discipline Astrolabes Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Mater; rete for 18 stars; 3 plates, alidade; screw pin. The word "PATENT" is punched on the back of the rete. The rete has silvery rivets at the base of the star-pointers and four knobs for turning.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans. Bought by Lewis Evans from Percy Webster in 1916.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
123 mm

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