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Horizontal Dial, Attributed to Johann Wolfgang Hager, German, Late 17th Century

Inventory Number: 38597
Object Type:
Persons: Johann Wolfgang Hager (Maker)
Date Created: Late 17th century
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: The dial plate is loose in its ivory base. Taking it out reveals the simplicity of the sprung mechanism for elevating the gnomon.
Circular plate with window to reveal part of compass box underneath. Sprung gnomon. Fitted in turned ivory box.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Silver
brass
ivory

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