Prognosticator

Made:
1538 in France
maker:
Unknown
Prognosticator, brass, inscribed with date 1538, probably French.
      Full view of fron, graduated matt black perspex Prognosticator, brass, inscribed with date 1538, probably French.
      Detail view of back, black background.

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Prognosticator, brass, inscribed with date 1538, probably French. Full view of fron, graduated matt black perspex
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prognosticator, brass, inscribed with date 1538, probably French. Detail view of back, black background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Prognosticator, brass, unsigned, French, 1538.

Prognosticator, inscribed with date 1538, French. By means of moving the concentric dials of this brass instrument details of a patient's illness could reputedly be predicted.

Details

Category:
Classical & Medieval Medicine
Materials:
brass and complete
Identifier:
1982-272
type:
prognosticator
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • reference source
  • almanac
  • visual and verbal communication
  • calendar
credit:
David Weston Limited