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Sunshine recorder

AST0770
Astronomical and navigational instruments

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Collection Astronomical and navigational instruments
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
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Object details:

Object ID AST0770
Description Bowl of Campbell sunshine recorder, brass. No lens (the lens/ glass ball shown in the image is probably from a different instrument, AST0767). No card. Inscribed around the bowl it reads: "HORAS NON NUMERO NISI SERENAS" Typed on accompanying piece of paper: "Sunshine recorder made by Mr J. F. Campbell, in use at Greenwich from May 1876 to the end of 1886. Bright sunshine was recorded as a scorch mark on a strip of black millboard."
Date made circa 1876

Artist/Maker Campbell, J. F.
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials metal: brass
Measurements Overall: 190 mm
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  • Sunshine recorder (AST0770)
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