Artificial mercury horizon.

Made:
1855-1865 in Portsea
maker:
George Lee & Son

Artificial mercury horizon with mercury storage container and fitted wooden case, made by George Lee and Son, Portsea, Hampshire, England,1855-1865. Consists of a rectangular metal trough and loose fitting roof-shaped brass cover with side glazed panels. The mercury bottle a circular steel jar with a threaded stop (missing). Instrument case is marked with brass plate on lid for Robert D.G. Noel.

Details

Category:
Navigation
Object Number:
1981-839
type:
artificial horizon - mercury
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • ancillary optical instrument
  • artificial horizon
credit:
Wellcome Trust
status:
Permanent collection

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