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Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, Attributed to Philipp Matthaeus Hahn, Onstmettingen, c. 1780

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Inventory Number: 81682
Object Type:
Persons: Philipp Matthaeus Hahn (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1780
Place Created: Onstmettingen Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Wooden base (replacement?) for stone pedestal supporting steel semicircular suspension mounting. Universal suspension for meridian ring with polar axis and rotating frame geared to drive a watch face (minute hand missing); two plates (one with double pinhole sights) with zodiac scales.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Presented by Lewis Evans
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass
steel
stone
Wood

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