- Museum number
Horizontal dial, adjustable over range 40-60 degrees and hour-scales for latitudes 52 and 49 degrees; and two lower latitudes not specified. Brass; octagonal; Butterfield type dial with gnomon in bird form; compass now marked for declination N20E and set for N20W; underside marked with names of sixteen European towns and Pekin(sic); signed.
- Production date
Length: 70 millimetres
Width: 59 millimetres
- On display (G1/wp168)
- 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.
Ilbert'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.2433 (Ilbert Collection)
Previous owner/ex-collection number: M34b (Ilbert Ledger)