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A brass-hinged machine-dovetailed mahogany box containing a wooden and paper-covered star globe made by H. Hughes & son, Ltd., London, and dated 1920. The globe is mounted in the lower half of the box in a horizontal brass meridian hemisphere. Four removable brass quadrant rings fit over the globe; in conjunction with the hemisphere, these quadrants measure altitude and azimuth. Stars are represented in black ink with symbols corresponding to one of four degrees of magnitude. There are 2 brass-lined pencil holder holes inside the box. Extensive instructions for use are printed on a paper label mounted to the inside of the box lid, alongside a spare set of 2 brass position markers that can be attached to the quadrant rings. Marked on the globe The Husun Star Globe / H. Hughes & Son Ltd / London / 1920. Engraved on horizontal meridian circle H.H. & S. Ltd No. 2773. Detailed instructions are attached inside the lid.
Dimensions: Height = 10 Ύ x Width = 10 ½ x Length 10 ½
Condition: Survives with some scratches on the box surface and minor paint splattering, but retains the original finish. Some varnish yellowing to globe. The brass hinges are original but have been reduced in length.
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