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Simple Theodolite and Sundial, German, Early 17th Century, German?

Inventory Number: 35939
Object Type:
Subject Classification(s): Billmeir Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1957-84/252
Brief Description: Square brass plate on wooden base with a triangular fretwook extension to accommodate a brass rule with sights and a linear scale. The plate with degree and 'hour' scales, a pivioted alidade with folding sights, inset ivory compass and string gnomon dial.
Primary Inscriptions: "DO" on the sundial.
Provenance: Presented by J. A. Billmeir.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Gilt brass (perhaps copper)
wood and ivory


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