Star finder celestial globe

Made:
1895-1898 in England and London
maker:
Cary and Company
inventor:
Vincent John English

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Star finder celestial globe by Cary and Co., 7 Pall Mall, London for celestial navigation. Invented by Vincent John English, Patent No.21540 (1896), with brass meridians and equator, in wooden box, 1895-8.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Collection:
Sir Henry Wellcome's Museum Collection
Object Number:
1987-1132
Materials:
box, wood, framework, brass and globe, paper
Measurements:
globe: 5.70866 in.; 145 mm
type:
celestial globe
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • globe - cartographic sphere
credit:
On loan from the Wellcome Trust