sundial / horizontal dial / compass-dial
Horizontal compass dial; gilt brass; scrolled engraving on gnomon and part of dial-surface; central plate in shape of polar gnomon; vacant hole presumably for compass; stamped.
- Made in: Birmingham
- (Europe,British Isles,England,West Midlands,Birmingham)
- Length: 62 millimetres
- Width: 44 millimetres
Inscription ContentPATENT 18 75 BIRMINGHAM
Two similar instruments can be found at the Cambridge Whipple Museum , acc. nos. Wh: 0858 and Wh: 1201; a third instrument which is similar but unfinished and less decorated is at the Greenwich Maritime Museum, reg. no. AST0384. See H. Higton, Sundials at Greenwich, Oxford 2002, no. 40, p. 83.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCC3030
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