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Image number: RS.9470
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Shelton regulator in canvas observatory

Date

1777

Creator

James Basire the elder (1730-1802, British), Printmaker

Object type

Library reference

R65035

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 285mm
width (print): 395mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A Shelton compound pendulum regulator carried on the second of James Cook’s three voyages around the world for use in astronomical observations. The clock is shown within a portable canvas observatory designed by astronomer William Bayly (1737–1810). Illustration from The original astronomical observations made in the course of a voyage towards the South Pole and round the world, in ... the 'Resolution' and 'Adventure', in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775, by William Wales and William Bayly (London, 1777).

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