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7 June, 2009 at 7:15 am (ancient devices, local) (, , , , , , )

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Whenever I pass by I admire a beautiful astrolabe in the clock repair shop around the corner.  There are many lovely things in the window, but I’ve always been especially fond of these instruments.  The Museo di Storia della Scienza has a great collection, and the British Musem has this – a rare ‘pocket’ version found some years back.

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