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Horizontal Pin-Gnomon Dial, by Thomas Huggeford, Florence, 1714

Inventory Number: 53751
Object Type:
Persons: Thomas Huggeford (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: 1714
Place Created: Florence Italy Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Brass circular case with lid; dial engraved with hour-lines for Italian [or Bohemian] hours: the hours are indicated by black lines and the half-hours by red lines. Set into dial magnetic compass with silvered scale.
Primary Inscriptions: "FLORENTIAE COSMVS THOMAS HVGGEFORDVS F. A.D. MCC.XIIII", engraved on the dial, and also "MORE CAMPANARVM AD LATITVDINEM GRAD: 43. ET 50. MIN:".
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
silvered brass and glass

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