Cambridge Observatory eight-foot mural circle

Made:
1832 in London
maker:
Troughton and Simms Limited

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Science Museum Group Collection
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Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
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Large 8-foot mural Circle, by Troughton & Simms, London, 1832, one of the original meridian instruments commissioned for the newly established University Observatory, Cambridge, England.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1937-599
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), complete, glass, steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (assembled on stand): 3000 mm x 3000 mm x 1700 mm, 1500kg
type:
mural circle
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Cambridge Observatory
status:
Permanent collection

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