Arithmetical instrument known as a Rotula

Made:
1699 in England

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Arithmetical instrument known as a Rotula, engraved `For Adam Hepburne of Humbrie May 17 1699'. Formerly in the possession of Charles Stanhope, the third Earl of Stanhope.

Details

Category:
Mathematics
Object Number:
1995-290
Materials:
brass and pivots & racket, iron
type:
circular calculating scale (rotula)
credit:
Chevening House Trust