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Octant, by T.L. Ainsley, South Shields, Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 54812
Object Type:
Place Created: South Shields Tyne and Wear England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: T-frame with brass index arm; ivory scale with tangent screw vernier; fine adjustment of horizon glass; three filters; ivory top for (missing) pencil.
Primary Inscriptions: "T.L. AINSLEY. SOUTH. SHIELDS.", presumably maker rather than owner.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Ebony
ivory
brass and glass

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