Dipleidoscope with mechanical clock dial, British 1870-1890

Made:
1870-1890 in City of London
Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock

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Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock
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Dent's dipleidoscope, with clock gearing. Clock dial engraved "Dent, London. Chronometer maker to the Queen". Clock
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Dent's dipleidoscope on triangular stand, with mechanical clock dial (clock glass missing), by E. Dent & Co., London, England, 1870-1890. Used for the determination of midday to check the accuracy of mechanical timepieces

Details

Category:
Time Measurement
Object Number:
1917-98
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and glass
type:
dipleidoscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
credit:
Thomas H. Court