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Equinoctial Dial, by Baradelle, Paris, Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 33431
Object Type:
Persons: Baradelle (Maker)
Date Created: Early 19th Century
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/224
Brief Description: Augsburg type in the shape of a pocket watch. When the glass cover is hinged open (as on a watch) it reveals a hinged silvered-brass hour ring which springs open to the correct angle set by means of a "watch winder" and shown on a small silvered dial marked "Elevation du Pole". At the centre of the dial there is a small silvered-brass compass dial, its needle is locked by a pin when the watch cover is closed.
Primary Inscriptions: "Baradelle Rue du Poste Paris//No. 2".
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir with his collection.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt
silvered-brass and glass

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