Horary quadrant by Henry Sutton

Made:
1658
maker:
Henry Sutton
English paper-on-brass horary quadrant, by Henry Sutton, London, 1658. Sutton type with lead plumb bob, almanac, degree English paper-on-brass horary quadrant, by Henry Sutton, London, 1658. Sutton type with lead plumb bob, almanac, degree

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English paper-on-brass horary quadrant, by Henry Sutton, London, 1658. Sutton type with lead plumb bob, almanac, degree
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English paper-on-brass horary quadrant, by Henry Sutton, London, 1658. Sutton type with lead plumb bob, almanac, degree
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum, London

Horary quadrant made by Henry Sutton, Threadneedle Street, London, 1658. Paper scale on brass with lead plumb bob

Horary quadrants are mathematical instruments that were used for time-telling. This quadrant has an almanac and scales for measuring degrees of altitude and making trignonometric calculations.

Details

Category:
Astronomy
Object Number:
1889-50/1
Materials:
brass, lead and paper
type:
horary quadrant
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • measuring device - instrument
  • timepiece
  • horary quadrant
credit:
Taylor, C.P.