Artificial Horizon

Artificial Horizon

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Description
This (incomplete) artificial horizon, which was used by students at the College of New Jersey (now Princeton University) dates from the early nineteenth century. The paper label in the lid of the wooden box reads “Thomas Jones / Astronomical, Mathematical, Optical / AND PHILOSOPHICAL / Instrument Maker / No. 13 Panton Street, Haymarket / London.” Thomas Jones (1775-1852) learned the instrument trade from Jesse Ramsden, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1835.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial horizon
maker
Jones, Thomas
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
wood (case material)
Measurements
overall: 12.1 cm x 20.2 cm x 14.3 cm; 4 3/4 in x 7 15/16 in x 5 5/8 in
overall in case: 5 1/8 in x 7 7/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 13.0175 cm x 20.0025 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
PH.328890
accession number
277637
catalog number
328890
328890
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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