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Horizontal Magnetic Dial, by Samuel Porter, English, c. 1825

Inventory Number: 36476
Object Type:
Persons: Samuel Porter
Date Created: c. 1825
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Floating compass card and dial plate with glass dome and turned wooden case.
Primary Inscriptions: "S. Porter Fecit" on the card. Label inside lid "Patronized by the, / KING / PORTER'S MAGNETIC / SUN DIAL" and "Floating on an Agate Cap"
Provenance: From the collection of Lewis Evans.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Wood


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