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G. Wright's Equinoctial Dial, by Benjamin Martin, London, Late 18th Century

preview image for G. Wright's Equinoctial Dial, by Benjamin Martin, London, Late 18th Century
Inventory Number: 34992
Object Type:
Persons: Benjamin Martin
Date Created: Late 18th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1947-20
Brief Description: Unusual instrument in both form and appearance. Base with four levelling screws; rotating plate with two bubble levels and Vernier mount for meridian arc, within which turns an inner arc with three central sights on its cross bar and a Vernier index moving over an hour dial.
Primary Inscriptions: "G. Wright Invt. / Martin Londini Fecit" on hour dial
Provenance: Purchased
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Glass
Water

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