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Title: Davis quadrant, probably English

Accession Number: 1954.1202
Category: INSTRUMENTS - QUADRANTS
Type: Davis quadrant
Maker:
Place: England
Date: 1788
Materials:
Description: Davis quadrant, or backstaff, made of hardwood. Plaque on front arm "James French 1788" [owner?]. The 60° arc has a scale for correcting for the sun’s semi-diameter, therefore very probably English manufacture. All parts are original.

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