Davis Quadrant

Object number
01.772 AB
Creator
King, Benjamin
Date
1771
Description
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". 
Materials
wood
Credit Line
Newport Historical Society Collection
Object Type
Davis quadrants
Related People & Organizations
King, Benjamin (associated)