The Science Museum in London (V)

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

I must finished this wonderful walk for the calculating machines going downstairs to the groundfloor again and showing some instruments more. Number 41 is a calculating machine from c.1955 made by Bell Punch Company Limited and number 42 is the ‘Eckel dial rule’ from the same year. The calculator number 51 is from 1955-1965.

Among the instruments which made our life more confortable there is also space for the sundials, clocks and quadrants. For example, look at this Gunter’s quadrant from the beginning of the 19th century:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

One example of sundial is this inclining sundiel from 1800:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Finally, we notice this universal ring dial from the mid-eighteenth century. Sundials were still needed to set the clocks and watches that had superceded them as timekeepers:

Photography by Carlos Dorce

Photography by Carlos Dorce

LocationScience Museum in London (map)

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