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

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Inventory Number: 36488
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Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Nocturnals Astronomical Instruments Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
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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.
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Material(s): Pear wood and brass

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