Horary quadrant by Henry Sutton

Made:
1658
maker:
Henry Sutton
English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and

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English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

English paper on wood horary quadrant (Sutton type), by Henry Sutton, dated 1658 (10-inch radius) with degree and
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Horary quadrant made by Henry Sutton, Threadneedle Street, London, 1658.

Horary quadrants are mathematical instruments that were used for time-telling. This quadrant has scales for measuring degrees of altitude and making trignonometric calculations. On the reverse there is an almanac and a quadrant of latitudes.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1937-117
Materials:
base, wood and scale, paper
type:
horary quadrant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • horary quadrant
credit:
Stevens's Auction Rooms Ltd.