Dollond Reflecting Circle

Dollond Reflecting Circle

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Description
This incomplete example of an unusual type of reflecting circle came from the U.S. Naval Observatory. It may have belonged to the Navy’s Depot of Charts and Instruments, and thus date from the 1830s. The inscription reads "Dollond London."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
reflecting circle
maker
Dollond
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in; 21.59 cm
overall: 6 1/2 in x 9 5/8 in x 8 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 24.4475 cm x 21.59 cm
ID Number
PH.327707
catalog number
327707
accession number
283654
Credit Line
U.S. Naval Observatory
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