MHS Collection Database Search

Record Details

Nocturnal, for use with Great Bear and Little Bear Constellations, English, 18th Century?

Inventory Number: 36488
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Nocturnals Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Wooden disc with integral handle; double index rotating disc; long index arm. Circular table on reverse. With a Radcliffe Observatory tag indicating the instrument was part of the 1919 loan exhibition at the Bodleian, and with the name of Dr A.A. Rambaut, Radcliffe Observer
Primary Inscriptions: "BOTH BEARS" stamped on the handle. See Notes for further inscriptions.
Provenance: Transferred from the Radcliffe Observatory.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Pear wood and brass


Image with multimedia irn 18184Image with multimedia irn 19098