- Museum number
Horizontal dial, adjustable over range 40-60 degrees and hour-scales for latitudes 40, 45, 50 and 55 degrees. The compass box is marked for true compass points only, named as NORD, EST, SUD and OUEST with initials only at the four intermediate points. Brass; octagonal; Butterfield type dial with gnomon in bird form; compass box marked for true compass points only; base inscribed with list of twenty-four towns and their latitudes; signed on scroll; original leather-covered wooden case.
- Production date
Length: 75 millimetres
Width: 64 millimetres
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1999 Aug 8- 20 Jun, Burnley, Burnley Borough Council, 'Towneley Time Trials '
Latest: 2 (Oct 2016)
3 (Oct 1995)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The Ilbert Collection of clocks, prints and other related material was destined to be sold at Christie's auction house on 6th-7th November 1958. As a result of the generous donation of funds by Gilbert Edgar CBE the sale was cancelled and the material purchased privately from the beneficiaries of the Ilbert Estate.NL1Ilbert's watches were then acquired with further funds from Gilbert Edgar CBE, public donations and government funds. These were then registered in the series 1958,1201.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: CAI.2425 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: D131 (Ilbert Ledger)