Dipleidoscope with mechanical clock dial, British 1870-1890

Made:
1870-1890 in City of London

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Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock
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Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dent's dipleidoscope on triangular stand, with mechanical clock dial (clock glass missing), by E. Dent & Co., London, England, 1870-1890. Used for the determination of midday to check the accuracy of mechanical timepieces

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1917-98
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass
type:
dipleidoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Thomas H. Court
status:
Permanent collection

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