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Inventory no. 41986 - Former Display Label

German DIPTYCH DIAL
c.1600

Ivory, gilt brass, silver, etc. Unsigned and undated.

Includes: 1. Wind-rose and compass viewing-hole; 2. Vertical pin-gnomon dials showing the length of the day and planetary hours and table of latitudes; 3. Horizontal string-gnomon dial adjustable for latitudes 42°, 48° & 54°, horizontal pin-gnomon dials for "WELSCHE VHR" [=Italian hours] and "NIRENPERGER VHR" [=Babylonian hours]; 4. Combined lunar volvelle and table of Julian and Gregorian epacts.

Lewis Evans is shown holding this dial in the portrait by W. E. Miller, which hangs above this display case.

[G. 214]
Lewis Evans Collection.

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