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Reference numberMOB/037
LevelItem
TitleTheodolite by Jesse Ramsden
ArtistRamsden, Jesse
Date1784-1787
DescriptionA brass theodolite, comprising two telescopes suspended at differing heights, a vertical semi-circle and horizontal circle, both divided into degrees, and a compass. Rests on a four footed base.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, glass
NotesDestroyed by an incendiary bomb in 1940 whilst on loan to the Ordnance Survey office at Southampton.
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceCommissioned by General Roy for a Royal Society sponsored project: to determine the difference of longitude between the observatoires of Greenwich and Paris. Presumably returned to the Society post 1787. Lent to the Ordnance Survey office in Southhampton in 1840 where it was destroyed by an incendiary bomb on 23 November 1940.
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CodeNameDates
NA6963Ramsden; Jesse (1735 - 1800)1735 - 1800
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