Trousers/leggings from astonomer's observing suit, also comprising and ZBA4675 - jacket. Belonged to Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal.

Composed of a silk outer layer with a lining made from linen and wool and additional cotton wadding to create a quilted effect. Extra wool has been added to the seat area.

Object Details

ID: ZBA4676
Collection: Textiles
Type: trousers/leggings
Display location: Not on display
Date made: circa 1765
Exhibition: Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude
People: Maskelyne, Nevil
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Overall: 1150 x 410mm

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