Artificial mercury horizon.

Made:
1835-1845 in Charing Cross
maker:
Thomas Jones

Artificial mercury horizon with mercury container and storage case with trade card, made by Thomas Jones, 62 Charing Cross, London, 1835-1845. Consists of a rectangular metal trough, with wooden lining, and loose fitting roof-shaped brass cover with side glazed panels. The mercury bottle is a flat wooden container with wood screw stopper. Marked, ‘F.26.’ the property mark of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty (adopted February 1828).

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1911-218
type:
artificial horizon - mercury and trade card
credit:
British Admiralty (Hydrographic Department)

Parts

Artificial mercury horizon.

Artificial mercury horizon.

Artificial mercury horizon with mercury container, made by Thomas Jones, 62 Charing Cross, London, 1835-1845. Consists of a rectangular metal trough, with wooden lining, and loose fitting roof-shaped brass cover with side glazed panels. The mercury bottle is a flat wooden container with wood screw stopper. Marked, ‘F.26.’ the property mark of the Hydrographic Office of the British Admiralty (adopted February 1828).

Object Number:
1911-218/1
type:
artificial horizon - mercury
J. D. Potter

J. D. Potter

Trade card: for J. D. Potter (successor to R.B. Bate) 31 Poultry, London from Artificial Horizon by Thomas Jones 62 Charing Cross

Object Number:
1911-218/2
type:
trade card