Astronomical quadrant John Bird
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A 12-inch astronomical quadrant made by John Bird. Astronomical quadrants were used to measure the angle of a celestial object from the zenith. Operated in conjunction with a transit instrument, they could be used to check the running rate of astronomical clocks known as regulators. At sea a quadrant can be used to help fix a ship's position and to determine latitude.
- Image reference: RS-8471
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We only use premium branded inks, and colours are independently verified to last between 100 and 200 years.