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Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, by Charles Pernaud?, Nancy, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36670
Object Type:
Persons: Charles Pernaud (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: Compass dated 1715
Place Created: Nancy France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Lewis Evans Collection By Collection Sundials Mathematical Instruments By Trade Location  
Accession Number: 1924-0/part
Brief Description: Perhaps an incomplete reconstruction. Rectangular base with four feet; inset compass; sprung folding level (no plummet or suspension hole); folding latitude arm in ungraduated slot; hinged hour plate with index and alidade with folding sights.
Primary Inscriptions: "CHARLES PERNAUD A NANCY 17[1]5" defaced on base of compass box.
Provenance: Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Collection Group: Lewis Evans Collection
Material(s): Brass and silver
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
172 128 mm


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