Globe Clock and Sundial, Dial by Ulrich Schniep, French and Germany, 16th Century
|Inventory Number:|| 45681|
|Object Type:|| |
Ulrich Schniep (Maker)|
|Date Created:||Clock: 16th century; scaphe: 1555.|
|Place Created:|| Germany Europe
|Subject Classification(s):||Lewis Evans Collection By Collection|
|Brief Description:||Verge escapement with balance-wheel and balance spring (a later addition). The engraved globe revolves and the time is indicated by a fixed pointer; there are three hour scales.|
The scaphe was originally a separate instrument. Inside the hinged cover is a compass, and on the outside a lunar volvelle and aspectarium.
|Primary Inscriptions:||Scaphe signed "15 * V * 55".
|Provenance:||Presented by Lewis Evans.|
|Collection Group:||Lewis Evans Collection|