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Diameter 8in. [20cm] Depth 21/2 in [61/2cm]
Henry Hughes was a noted manufacturer of precision marine instruments, working from premises in Fenchurch St. from 1830 until his death in 1879, his son having joined him in1866. Admiral Lord Paget was First secretary to the Admiralty from 1859-66, during which time Hughes won many lucrative instrument contracts for the Royal Navy………