Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, by A. Zimmermann, German, c. 1840?
|Inventory Number:|| 58951|
|Object Type:|| |
A. Zimmermann (Maker (Signed by))|
|Date Created:||c. 1840?|
|Place Created:|| Germany Europe
|Brief Description:||According to Lewis Evans's card catalogue, Ferchel published in 1841.|
Arch-shaped base plate with three levelling feet (one missing); inset compass; folding latitude quadrant with toothed edge; hinged hour plate with internal gearing (some of the gear wheels have become dismounted) and index arm with geared minute dial. The sights are missing.
|Primary Inscriptions:||"Erfunden durch / Joseph Ferchel / Königs. bays. Geometer. Verfertigt A. Zimerm|
|Provenance:||Presented to the University by Lewis Evans with his collection.
Devised by Joseph Ferchel, Bavarian court geometer.|
|Collection Group:||Lewis Evans Collection|
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