Clock used for transit of Venus observations, 1769

Made:
1768-1769 in London
Face of Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case.  One of five such clocks sent with Royal Society Clock face of Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case.  One of five such clocks sent with Royal Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case.  One of five such clocks sent with Royal Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case.  One of five such clocks sent with Royal Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case.  One of five such clocks sent with Royal

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Face of Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal Society
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Clock face of Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Clock mechanism for Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Regulator clock by John Shelton with glazed mahogany case. One of five such clocks sent with Royal Society expeditions to observe the Transit of Venus on the 3rd June 1769.

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1914-591
type:
clock - regulator
taxonomy:
  • functions
  • functions (activities)
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • clock
credit:
Meteorological Office