Reference numberDM/2/132
TitleLists of instruments
Date18th-19th century
DescriptionInstruments listed under headings: 'Transit of Venus 1761', 'New instruments for 1769' and 'Hudson's Bay'
List marked at side 'Minute 1761'

' Dr Bradley lent his Quadrant
Bird selected a Clock of Ellicotts
Short's telescope orders for 1761
The pair of Globes cost £4
Dipping Needle and variation compass ordered for Dr Maskelyne
2 Reflecting Telescopes for Transit of Venus and one to be used at Greenwich, 2 feet long, price of the 3 £105

2 micrometers of Dollond's invention for Ref[lecting] Telesc[ope]
A clock with pendulum comp[illegible]
18 inch Quadrant
10 foot sector - comp. obj. Glass of Mr Dollonds invention - arm. por. Sirius as at St Helena

New Instruments for 1769

Crossed out 'Requested by Dr Maskelyne - Astron. Clock'
2 Bird's Quadr. 1 foot
2 Reflecting Telescopes of Short with with app. to hold smoked Glasse
Microm. of Dollond for one of Telesc.

[3 lines crossed out]

3 Telesc. Stands with polar ops
2 Barom.
2 Therm. with dir. 50 degree below 0 and 2 at Zero
1 Dipp G. Needle
2 Hadley's Quadrant 18 inches with Telesc. appl. to them
2 [illegible] Clocks

Crossed out ' 1 Alarm Clock'

For Hudson Bay

Elliott's Clock
2 Shorts telesc. with a Dollond Microm and moveable wires
2 stands
Note at side; 'For the South Seas Council Vol V p. 300'

[illegible] Clock by Shelton
Alarm Clock - Elliots
Barom. Ramsden
Note at side; ' For the North Cape Vol V, p329

2 Therm Bird 130 degree below 0
Bird's Quad. 1 foot
Hadley's Quad. - Bird
Note at side; 'Ireland [Vol] V, 346'
Extent2 sides
Access statusOpen
Access conditionsOPEN - but photocopying forbidden.
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