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Description

Longcase astronomical regulator clock by John Shelton of London, dated 1756

Museum reference

T.1978.1

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Clock

Production information

Shelton, John, 1712 - 1777, Clockmaker
London, England, EUROPE

Date

1756

Materials

Wood, Glass, Brass, silvered, Brass, Steel

Physical description

Silvered brass dial, wooden case, glass parallel door, brass and steel mechanism

Associations

Maker's former master: Graham, George, 1673 - 1751
Previous owner: Royal Society of London, 1660 -
User: Cook, James, Captain, 1728 - 1779
User: Maskelyne, Nevil, 1732 - 1811
User: Kew Observatory
User: Ben Nevis Observatory
User: Eskdalemuir Observatory
Transit of Venus, 1769
Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, Polynesia
Schiehallion, Perthshire, Scotland, EUROPE
Kew, London, England, EUROPE
Ben Nevis, Inverness-shire, Scotland, EUROPE
Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland, EUROPE

Exhibitions

  • Regulator Clocks

On display

National Museum Of Scotland »
Level 3 »
World Cultures »
Facing The Sea »
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