Astronomical Regulator: Arnold 2

 

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1773

Ordered with Arnold 1 which was identical
1774 Inventory of 14 December, both clocks described as 'an astronomical clock with Ruby pallets'. One in the transit room, the other in the Great (Octagon) Room (RGO4/309/2). A second copy (RGO/309/4) gives the same locations. Another copy (RGO4/309/5) gives locations as Quadrant Room and Great Room as does the copy in RGO6/21/130–134. The two new Equatorial Sectors by Sisson are now present in the East and West Domes (eastern & western summerhouses). The East Dome also houses a month clock by Shelton (with a compound pendulum and new ruby pallets) and two new assistant clocks.
1775 Inventory of 21 June 1775. Now installed in West Dome for use with the Sisson Sector. Arnold 1 still in the Great Room (RGO6/21/130–134

1890 At Greenwich, but no location specified. Used for 'occasional purposes' and described as having been suplied with a new zinc and still pendulum similar to the sidereal standard (Introduction to Greenwich Observations p.xxiii)
1893 May 10, Still at Greenwich, no location specified, and still used for 'occasional purposes' (Annual Report & Introduction to Greenwich Observations p.xxvi)

1894

By 10 May, on loan to Oxford University (Annual Report)

1911
Still on loan to Oxford University (Inventory: RGO39/4/60)
  1926
Still on loan to Oxford University (Inventory: RGO39/5/22)
1936 April 30, still on loan to Oxford University (Annual Report)
By  1937 Between 1 May 1936 & 30 April 1937, returned to Greenwich (Annual Report)
1938 Sold to Messrs Clowes & Jauncey (Howse, 1975)