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Mechanical Equinoctial Dial, by Johann Antonius Schega, Augsburg, c. 1700

Inventory Number: 33397
Object Type:
Persons: Johann Antonius Schega (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: c. 1700
Place Created: Augsburg Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1957-84/102
Brief Description: Base plate with 3 levelling screws, compass, latitude table, sliding latitude strut and hinged plummet. Hinged square plate with hour circle, decoration in central space and spandrels. Alidade on turned pillar with declination pivot, with hour angle motion geared to motion of pierced hour and minute hands moving around scale of 24 hours / 60 minutes.
Primary Inscriptions: "ANTONIVS / SCHEGA / In AVGSPVRG / fecit" on dial plate
Provenance: From the collection of J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass
silvered brass

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