The south facing, 8-foot mural quadrant with hinge

Made:
1772 in London
maker:
John Bird

The south facing, 8-foot mural quadrant with hinged counterposied weight for the telescope, from the Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford. Made by John Bird in 1772.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1935-4
Materials:
brass, glass, iron
type:
mural quadrant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
credit:
Trustees of Dr. John Radcliffe

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