Astronomical Ring, by Canivet, Paris, 1762
|Inventory Number:|| 68145|
|Object Type:|| astronomical ring|
Canivet (Maker (Signed by))|
|Place Created:|| Paris France Europe
|Subject Classification(s):||Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location|
|Brief Description:||The moveable meridian ring is equipped with both sights and a telescope; the latter would be used when the instrument was used as a mariner's astrolabe or for surveying|
The suspension ring is attached to the instrument by a universal joint.
There are vernier scales of use with the latitude and date scales, and the scales of degrees for measuring angular elevations.
|Primary Inscriptions:||"Canivet a La Sphere a Paris. 1762."|
|Provenance:||Presented by Lewis Evans.|
|Collection Group:||Lewis Evans Collection|