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Quadrant, by Henry Sutton, London, 1658

Inventory Number: 25257
Object Type: quadrant
Persons: Henry Sutton
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English quadrant (Collins or Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, London,1658.

Oak, on to which are pasted paper scales printed from engraved copper-plates. Signed, on the front, "Henricus Sutton Londini fecit. 1658"; on the back, "This Instrument or any of the Mathematiques are made in Brass or Wood by Henry Sutton Instrument-maker behind the Royall Exchange". One of the sights is missing.

On the front are a Collins, or Sutton, quadrant, and various trigonometric scales.

On the back are a latitude quadrant, a table of the declinations of certain fixed stars, and various trigonometric scales.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed, on the front, "Henricus Sutton Londini fecit. 1658" Signed on the back, "This Instrument or any of the Mathematiques are made in Brass or Wood by Henry Sutton Instrument-maker behind the Royall Exchange"
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
390 mm

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