Hough observing chair

Title

Hough observing chair

Subject

Astronomy
Furniture

Description

Wood, metal

Wooden frame with moveable seat and eight steps on four castors. Measures 45” x 48” x 103” tall. Moving adjustable chair with foot-rest connected to counter weights slides up and down in the middle of the stairs with in a wooden track. Seat held in place by friction. A small table that attaches to the chair is missing. Two drawers added later under the steps. Follows the design of Professor George Hough of Dearborn Observatory as published in the March 1881 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, volume 41 pages 309-312.

Bevis and Company built the ladder for $25 based on design provided by Warner & Swasey.

Creator

Bevis & Company, Urbana Illinois

Publisher

Astronomy Department, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois

Date

1896

Contributor

Michael Svec

Rights

Copyright Michael Svec

Format

image/jpg

Language

English

Type

physical object

Coverage

University of Illinois Observatory, Urbana, Illinois

Files

Hough observing chair
Hough observing chair detail
chairreceipt.jpg

Tags

Citation

Bevis & Company, Urbana Illinois, “Hough observing chair,” University of Illinois Observatory Collection, accessed September 19, 2017, http://uiobservatory.omeka.net/items/show/58.