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Octant, Divided by Spencer, Browning & Rust, London, Early 19th Century

Inventory Number: 52728
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1932-9
Brief Description: Ebony 14" T-frame with brass index arm; ivory scale with vernier; back horizon glass (sight broken off); three filters; pencil top and ivory scratch plate on reverse missing. In wooden case with set of accession papers and envelope.
Primary Inscriptions: "SBR" on ivory scale; trade label for Charles Jones inside case, with two other fragmentary trade labels (one for John Gray (II)); "248" scratched inside one leg; "Capt. Mardon [symbol] 1844" written in ink on ivory plate, with "J" and dividers.
Provenance: Presented by F. A. Bellamy. Owned by Captain Mardon (d. 1844)
Collection Group:
Material(s): Ebony; ivory
brass and glass

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