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Diptych Dial, by Turu?, French, 1717

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Inventory Number: 43037
Object Type:
Persons: Turu
Date Created: Dated 1717
Place Created: France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection  Sundials Mathematical Instruments   
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Large format with hinged removable lid carrying equinoctial and polar dials on outer face, pasted MS instructions on inner face with elevating strut; lower leaf carries latitude quadrant scale and removable horizontal string-gnomon dial for 50° with painted compass card, brass hour ring and folding gnomon support with retaining hook. The hour ring can be rotated against a scale of degrees. There is an empty compartment with a brass cover for a gnomon. The base carries the hour lines of a horizontal dial.
Primary Inscriptions: "Turu. .1717." on the compass dial
Provenance: Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Painted wood
vellum and glass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
54 210 240 mm


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