Object number01.772 AB
Backstaff or quadrant made of light and dark woods. All markings are stamped or otherwise inscribed into the wood, with some decorative rosettes added. The maker's stamp is on the central cross-piece. "Made by Benjamin King in/ Newport Rhode Island 1771".
Credit LineNewport Historical Society Collection
Object TypeDavis quadrants
Related People & OrganizationsKing, Benjamin (associated)