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Globe Clock and Sundial, Dial by Ulrich Schniep, French and Germany, 16th Century

Inventory Number: 45681
Object Type:
Persons: Ulrich Schniep (Maker)
Date Created: Clock: 16th century; scaphe: 1555.
Place Created: Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
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". S
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Steel


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