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Noon Sundial, by Castel, French, 1769

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Inventory Number: 37150
Object Type:
Persons: Castel Baradelle (Compass Maker)
Date Created: Dated 1769
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Brass case with glass front covering paper dial illuminated by three holes in back plate; lockable compass attached to top; four levelling feet; two suspension drums (probably for missing plummets).
Primary Inscriptions: "CASTEL / SEGRETAIRE DU ROY / ANNEÉ 1769 / INVENIT ET FECIT" on reverse within roundel with eagle and instruments; within compass "Baradelle AParis"
Provenance: Deposited by Miss Ellen Willmott
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
glass and paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
257 235 110 mm


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