Perpetual calendar

A printed perpetual calendar on a cardboard tube which has a cork stopper. Inside is a spirit level tube which is marked AST1029.8.

This calendar comes from a 15-drawer cabinet found in the Herschel family home in the 1950s. The contents of this and a similar cabinet seem to suggest that they were used by successive generations of the family to store specimens, material and apparatus for carrying out experiments.

The tube into which the perpetual calendar and spirit level fit is labelled: 'Col Herschel's Almanack and also a spirit level tube'. Col. John Herschel was a Royal Engineer stationed in India from 1856.

Object Details

ID: AST1029.7
Type: Cabinet contents
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Unknown
Date made: Unknown
People: Colonel John Herschel
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Herschel Collection
Measurements: Overall: 190 mm; Diameter: 30 mm
Parts: Cabinet

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