Double frame bridge sextant

Title

Double frame bridge sextant

Subject

Astronomy
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Description

Wood, metal, glass

Fitted keystone wood box with hinged lid and two hook latches. Black metal frame with brass screws, silver scale and wood handle. Includes 3 black painted telescopes, 1 eyepiece cover, 8-½ inch radius, eyepiece to read vernier, signed on brass radius “M. Berge London.” Matthew Berge worked in London 1800 until his death in 1820. Since it was not listed by Stebbins in 1906 and considering its age, this might be a later donation to the department.

Creator

Matthew Berge, London

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

pre-1820

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Identifier

University of Illinois Observatory Collection A232

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

DSCN0067.JPG
DSCN0068.JPG
DSCN0070.JPG

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Citation

Matthew Berge, London, “Double frame bridge sextant,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed June 26, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/10.