Compendium by Elias Allen

Made:
1630-1653 in London
maker:
Elias Allen
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Compendium consisting of a sundial, companss and calendar indices made by Elias Allen between 1630 and 1653, near St. Clement's Church close to the Strand, London. Inscribed: "Elias Allen fecit" and outer lid engraved with the royal coat of arms.

A compendium is a multi-function instrument. This example consists of a sundial, compass and calendar indices and was made by Elias Allen between 1630 and 1653 at his workshop near St. Clement's Church which was called 'The Bull's Head'. The sundial ring is inscribed: "Elias Allen fecit" and the outer lid is engraved with the royal coat of arms of either King James I or King Charles I, but the object has been attributed to the reign of King Charles I. Elias Allen (active 1602-1653) was a mathematical instrument maker who moved to London from Tonbridge in Kent to take up an apprenticeship with Charles Whitwell in around 1602.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1883-135
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), mica, paper (fibre product), iron and paint
Measurements:
Closed: 20 mm x 10 mm x 80 mm, 0.2 kg
type:
compendium, sundial, compass
credit:
Victoria and Albert Museum