- This globe shows no constellation figures or contours, but only the brightest stars used for navigation. It has a brass horizon and meridian ring designed by a Lieut. English, that are used to identify the stars. The inscriptions read "CARY & CO Makers to the Admiralty 7 PALL MALL LONDON" and "CARY, LONDON. PATENT No 21540." The wooden case is stamped with the name of the owner: "J DAVIES / I R N SIGNAL STATION / ST CATHERINES POINT / NITON UNDERCLIFF / N R VENTOR / IOW"
- John Cary began making globes in London in 1791. The firm became Cary & Co. in the early 1890s, and were at this Pall Mall address in the early 1900s.
- Ref: Elly Dekker, Globes at Greenwich (London, 1999), pp. 293-303.
- English’s Patent Star Finder (n.p., n.d.)
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- celestial globe
- Cary & Co.
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- Physical Description
- mahogany (overall material)
- brass (overall material)
- felt (overall material)
- average spatial: 13.6 cm; 5 3/8 in
- overall in case: 8 1/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 8 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 21.9075 cm x 22.225 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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